DEADLY FIRE ANNIVERSARY Anniversary Of Deadly Fire Approaching
Reported by: Heath Harrison
Web Producer: Heath Harrison
Reported: Mar. 14, 2013 5:38 PM EDT
Updated: Mar. 14, 2013 6:42 PM EDT
EYEWITNESS ONLINE WEBCAST VIDEO C L I C K T O P L A Y
, Kanawha County
, West Virginia
The anniversary of what has been called the deadliest fire in Charleston's history is fast approaching.
Nine people died in a house fire on Arlington Avenue on March 24, 2012. Seven of those victims were children.
Investigators said the one working smoke detector inside that home was on a counter, instead of mounted on the wall.
Experts say 85 percent of all fire deaths occur in the home, and the majority occur at night when most people are sleeping. Fire officials believe it is important to make sure residents have working smoke detectors throughout their homes.
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