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South GA Red Cross starting new fire prevention campaign

Jack Looney Jack Looney
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

After a busy Summer, the South Georgia chapter of the Red Cross is starting a campaign to help prevent house fires ahead of the start of fire season.

Their latest fire happened in Hahira Saturday night. The Red Cross helped around 130 people and issued more than $22,000 dollars in aid during July and August.

Starting October 11th, they'll be teaming up with local businesses and going to various neighborhoods across South Georgia to educate people about how to prevent house fires.

"We're gonna be doin' a neighborhood door-to-door canvassing. We're gonna be educating people on fire safety. We're also gonna be installing smoke detectors if they don't have 'em," said Jack Looney, disaster coordinator for the South Georgia chapter of the Red Cross.

For more information about the campaign, or to find out how your business can join, call the Red Cross at 229-242-7404.

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