Red Cross, KCFD work to prevent house fires

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A week after a fire killed a mother of two, the Red Cross and Kansas City firefighters hope to prevent it from happening again and try to save lives before a fire.

On Thursday, seven Red Cross workers and firefighters went to about 450 homes in the neighborhood of the deadly fire, handing out fliers and warning residents about the dangers.

“(If the family) sits down and checks their smoke detectors or actually sits down and talks to their children about an escape plan, then that one family we touched is worth all the time,” JoAnn Woody with Red Cross said.

The pass out is something the Red Cross tries to do whenever there is a deadly fire. They planned on doing it earlier, but had to delay the event because of snow.

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