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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
January 19, 2016

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State Fire Marshal Provides Safety Tips After Recent Fire Related Deaths

DES MOINES, Iowa -- In light of the recent high profile house fire fatalities, the Iowa Department of Public Safety's (DPS) State Fire Marshal Division (SFM) is urging Iowans to check the batteries in all of your smoke detectors throughout your residence. The State Fire Marshal Division also shares the following safety measures to help prevent house fires:

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