CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) –
The investigation into what started a house fire in Elyria that killed a four-year-old continues but has reaffirmed the need for working smoke detectors in every home.
For those who can’t afford smoke detectors, there are several agencies that install them for free.
The biggest of such programs, not just in Ohio but in the country, is the Northeast Ohio Region of the Red Cross.
According to spokesman Jim McIntyre, the NEO Red Cross gave out more than 18,000 smoke detectors for fiscal year 2017.
The only other regional Red Cross to give out more was New York City.
If you can not afford smoke detectors and would like the Red Cross to help you have options:
- Sign-up on the Northeast Ohio Home Fire Campaign website
- If you live in Cleveland call 216-361-5535
- If you live in Akron call 330-535-2030
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