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Home fire prevention this winter

WITH people across the Southern Grampians Shire turning to gas heating, wood fires, and electric blankets to beat the winter chill, the Country Fire Authority (CFA) have urged locals to remain fire safe.

Data released by CFA and Fire Rescue Victoria (FRV) revealed that 72 per cent of fatal house fires start in bedrooms and living areas and 67 per cent occur between 9pm-6am at night, prompting calls for smoke alarms to be installed in every bedroom, living area, and hallway.

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