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Non-Functiong Smoke Alarm’s At Scenes Of Two Fatal Fires

January 31st, 2012 by WCBC Radio

Two fatal fires in Cumberland in the last two months both occurred in homes without functioning smoke alarms. While a property or homeowner is ultimately responsible for having those units in place- landlords are also required to make certain that smoke detectors are located at each habitable level of the home. Jeffery Hutter is the longtime president of the Area Landlords Association of Cumberland (ALOC). He tells WCBC News that while the landlord is expected to make them available- makeing sure they are functioning is up to the renter…

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