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Press Release from the Chili Fire Department Regarding the Past Four Structure Fires

posted Dec 28, 2017, 1:47 PM by Chili Fire   [ updated Dec 28, 2017, 1:49 PM ]
DATE:        December 28, 2017
SUBJECT:    Press Release
FROM:        Chili Fire Department

We understand that the four recent fires in the Chili Fire District over the last 48 hours is unusual and
that a logical question would be "are these fires related"? We would like the public know that the origin and cause of each of these fires has been investigated by the Monroe County Fire Investigation Unit
which is a partnership between the Monroe County Fire Bureau and the Monroe County Sheriff's Office. While follow-up activities remain for some of these fires, each of the fires are unrelated and are not
being investigated as being incendiary in nature or involving foul play. In fact, in each case, the cold
weather conditions are somewhat contributory as is typical this time of year as people work to keep
their residences warm through various heating methods. These fires serve as a good reminder to
maintain working smoke detectors in your home and to keep fire safety in the forefront of your
activities with your family.

Chili Fire,
Dec 28, 2017, 1:47 PM