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Recent home fires showcase the slow and painful recovery process

By Fred Durso, Jr. Fire forced John Kor, his girlfriend, and others from Kor’s home within minutes of noticing the flames. Finding a sense of normalcy after the incident won’t be as brief. Kor, 33, and those involved in the August 15 fire in Rapid City, South Dakota, are experiencing the aftermath felt my thousands of others across North America each year. En 2013 alone, there were more than 369,000 reported home structure fires that resulted 2,800 deaths, 12,000 injuries, and nearly $7 billion in direct property damage, according to NFPA. An added component to this data is the excruciating pain of picking up

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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