NW Ohio fatal fire leads to smoke alarm giveaway

ATTICA, Ohio (AP) — A northern Ohio school district and fire officials are raising money so that they can give out hundreds of smoke detectors after a fire killed three children and their parents last month.

The fundraisers want every family from the children's Seneca County elementary school to have a smoke detector.

The board president of Seneca East Local Schools says the fire that killed the family of five hit the community hard and that school leaders want the students to feel safe.

Fire investigators say the family's house had smoke alarms, but it's not known whether they were working.

The Blade newspaper (http://bit.ly/12gxsSV ) in Toledo reports that the smoke detector donation efforts will be combined with fire prevention and safety training for students.

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Information from: The Blade, http://www.toledoblade.com/

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