New Hampshire State Fire Marshal William Degnan says this is the deadliest time of the year for home fires and carbon monoxide poisonings.
Eight people managed to escape an overnight fire in Nashua, New Hampshire, despite the home not having working smoke detectors.
The fire on Beacon Street may have been caused either by a candle or smoking materials.
Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday morning, And as you “spring forward” an hour, state emergency officials suggest you use the occasion as a reminder to change the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
The Boston Fire Department is crediting working smoke detectors with getting more than two dozen people out of their apartment buildings in Mattapan Friday morning when a three-alarm fire started.
BZ’s Dr. Murray Feingold talks about the importance of having smoke detectors in your home.
What the city of Boston wants to require regarding smoke detectors might be different from what many residents have in their homes.
The type of smoke alarm you have will determine how quickly that detector goes off. Now, Boston city councilors are now pushing for a potentially life-saving change in the law.
More than 3,000 people die in fires across the country each year. In Massachusetts, the number of deaths compared to last year is already on the rise.