It’s Fire Prevention Week. This year’s theme “Planning and Practicing Your Escape Plan”…

“When the smoke alarm sounds in a real fire at your house it’s really too late to start making a plan. So planning and practicing that escape plan really ensures that everyone knows what to do in a fire.”

Jen Longaecker with the state Department of Public Safety. Last year there were 37 fire deaths in Minnesota. At last check, there were 26 fire fatalities so far this year.