Red Cross to Distribute Smoke Detectors

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WESLACO – Red Cross is helping Rio Grande Valley residents get their hands on free smoke detectors.

The organization is teaming up with county precincts to also install the devices.

An emergency preparedness specialist at Red Cross says that by February, they will have distributed more than 1,200 alarms.

They’ll be in La Villa this weekend only.

A Hidalgo County Fire Marshal’s investigators told CHANNEL 5 NEWS there were no smoke alarms in a San Carlos home were three family members perished in a fire.

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