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Fire risk increases with cold temperatures

The advent of cold temperatures also means an increased risk at home as people start firing up their furnaces for the first time.

According to the City of Columbia’s 911 dispatch records, 142 residential house fires and 187 carbon monoxide alarm calls were reported in the last year. Fire calls peaked in December 2018, when firefighters were called to 16 house fires. Firefighters were called to more than a dozen house fires each month between October 2018 and April 2019 except for February, when 10 fires were reported.

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ABC 17 News Team


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