Do Not Neglect Fire Safety Rules: 8 Kids Were Killed During A Sleepover When A Fire Sparked In An Apartment Building

On Sunday, a fire broke out in a Chicago apartment and took the lives of 8 children. Investigators said there were no fire detectors in the building.

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8 children, aged from 3 months to 16 years old, were killed in a horrible fire in an apartment building in Chicago. One of the victim’s siblings said that some of the kids were in the building for a sleepover.

The firefighters arrived at the scene after a neighbor’s call, at around 4 a.m. A woman who returned from work smelled the smoke and called the fire department.

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Despite the well-coordinated work of the firefighters, they couldn’t rescue everyone. Fire Chief William Vogt told Chicago Tribune:

The firefighters worked aggressively. We had everybody out of the building as quickly as possible. Unfortunately...We didn't have time.

One adult and one kid were transported to a local hospital.

According to the officials, there was no working smoke detector in the building, and “the victims would have escaped had there been a working device.

 Our sincere condolences to the families and those who lost their loved ones. We keep praying for them.

Do not neglect fire safety rules!

We won’t get tired to remind everyone about the importance to follow fire safety rules. Make sure to learn these tips to keep your family safe:

1. Install fire detectors on every level of your home.

2. Check whether alarm detectors work properly on a regular basis (at least, once per month).

3. Make sure you have a fire escape plan and practice it with all family members.

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4. Do not smoke inside the apartment (better not smoke at all!).

5. In case you smell smoke in a building, get outside and call the emergency service.

6. If you notice a fire in a building, do not hide inside (in closets or under beds). Get outside immediately and ask for help.

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Be safe!

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