A deadly house fire in Akron reminds homeowners to make sure smoke detectors are working.

The Red Cross is partnering with fire departments across the area to provide and install smoke alarms, free of charge, to any resident who requests them.

The initiative is called Operation Save-A-Life.

Two sisters and their parents were killed in the Saturday morning house fire. An investigation determined that there did not appear to be any working smoke alarms in the home.

Akron residents can call 330-535-2030 to request a home fire safety inspection and free smoke alarms. In Cleveland, residents can call 216-361-5535. Youngstown residents may call 866-319-7160. Elsewhere throughout Northeast Ohio, residents must visit website to request smoke alarms for their homes.


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