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America Red Cross makes sure homes have fire detectors in Moultrie

The American Red Cross is working with the Moultrie Fire Department to save lives.

Thursday they installed free smoke detectors in homes around Southeast Moultrie. Moultrie has the zip code that has the most fire deaths in Georgia.

They'll do this Tuesday's, Thursday's and some Saturdays throughout June.

It's part of a 5-year Red Cross plan to cut down on fire deaths and injuries by 25-percent.

"We've teamed up with the Moultrie Fire Department to try and end injuries and deaths in this area. So far they've installed 198 smoke detectors,” said Cheryl Edwards Disaster Program Manager.

“If they don't have a smoke detector, fire doubles in size every second,” said Capt. Joey Hartley, Moultrie Fire Department.

The Moultrie Fire Department has installed more than 7,000 smoke alarms in the community since 2002.

They said it's helped save more than 100 lives.

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