Greenville fire chief emphasize smoke alarms after 3 fires in 3 days

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Greenville Fire-Rescue urges people to test your smoke alarms after responding to three house fires in the past three days.

Fire chief Eric Griffin said in all three of the fires, smoke alarms went off allowing people to escape their homes without injury.

He said smoke alarm batteries should be replaced twice a year and if your home is 10 years old, it may be time to replace the alarm itself.

“If someone doesn’t have a smoke alarm and if they live here in the city of Greenville, they can call the fire-rescue department,” Chief Griffin said. “We’ll be glad to come out anytime day or night and test their alarm and put smoke alarms up if need be.”

He said every floor of a house and every room someone sleeps in should have a smoke alarm.

The Greenville Fire-Rescue’s phone number is 252-329-4390.

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