Fire Prevention Week is underway, and State Representative Dan Beiser (D-Alton) is encouraging residents to take the necessary precautions to prevent deadly fires.   The theme this year is to "Prevent Kitchen Fires," which is the room where a fire is most likely to start.

Beiser says planning ahead is a must.

Beiser comments

Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, which killed more than 250 people and left 100,000 homeless. For more information and fire safety tips, click on the link:

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