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'Be a Hero, Save a Hero'

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Firefighters battle a house fire in Malabar in 2008, started by brush fires in the area (CRAIG RUBADOUX/Florida Today file)

Washington (WUSA) --  Almost 3,000 people die in house fires in the US every year and almost one-third of those deaths could be prevented.

In today's Extra Mile report, Monika Samtani spoke to Prince George's County Fire Chief Marc Bashoor about the simple steps you can take to make your home safer.  

The new National 'Be a Hero, Save a Hero' campaign asks you to:

 - Place Smoke Alarms in Every Room

 - Replace Alarms Every 10 years 

For more information on the initiative and to take the pledge, log on to: www.alarmpledge.com

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