Check Your Smoke Detectors, Northland
Check your smoke detectors, replace your batteries, test them out, and let's try to be safe! There has been a huge amount of house fires in the last few weeks.
There were 3 last week in Superior in a 24 hour period of time. Last night another fire claimed a life in Lakeside in Duluth. Let's do our best to keep our families safe. Check those smoke detectors again.
I recently went through the house and tested every smoke detector and replaced the battery out of good faith. You know what? I found one that didn't work. It never chirped that it was going bad, i just pressed the test button and it didn't work.
Also you never know when someone in the house may have stolen a battery from one, or forgotten to put it back in after cooking something set it off.
If you are a renter and can't afford your own smoke detector make sure you contact your landlord. There is no excuse for not having a smoke detector on each floor. Also it's now recommended that you have one in each room where someone sleeps, along with one on each floor. A carbon monoxide detector is a must too!