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December 21, 2006

Albany -- December can be a deadly month for fires. Studies show that an average of 128,000 fires occur during that month. To keep families safe, officers with the Albany Fire Department went around Thursday morning installing smoke alarms in homes without them.

The state Fire Commissioner provided the officers with a list of qualified families who needed them the most.  

"It's very important to have them installed this time of year, Christmas time. Most people have a lot of lights and stuff and incase they have candles burning and a fire starts, you'll have a smoke detector in case of an emergency,"  said Lt. Herbert West of the Albany Fire Department.  

The fire fighters will install a total of 55 smoke alarms over a three day period.


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