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Smoke alarms save lives proved over festive break

New Year message from fire services

As we head into the new year, fire services are reminding people of the importance of having smoke alarms fitted - and ensuring they're working.

There have been two blazes over the Christmas period caused by unattended cooking, where smoke alarms alerted householders to the fire - and almost certainly saved lives.

Station Officer Mark Caley says it may be a familiar message - but it remains a vital one:

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