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Great Chicago Fire (1871)

National Fire Prevention Week observed in Harford County

The National Fire Protection Association reports that every 23 seconds a fire department responds to a fire somewhere in the United States. Many of these fires occur in residential properties and could have been prevented.

In an effort to heighten the public's awareness of fire safety and fire prevention, the Harford County Department of Emergency Services, in cooperation with the Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS Association, the Office of the State Fire Marshal and other public safety organizations are recognizing Fire Prevention Week Oct. 6 to 12.

National Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire of October 1871, which killed more...