Hernando Fire Department encourages residents to close doors - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Hernando Fire Department encourages residents to close doors

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

City of Hernando Fire Department is urging residents to keep their bedroom doors closed as an additional fire safety measure.

The department posted a photo of a hallway and bedroom after a house fire. Though the hallway was heavily damaged, the walls of the bedroom are largely untouched.

The department recommends people close their bedroom doors and their children's doors while sleeping. They recommend parents buy an inexpensive baby monitor for young children so parents can hear them if they need help at night.

Residents should also practice fire escape drills with their family and check batteries on their smoke detectors twice every year.

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