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Free smoke detectors available for mobile homes


October 18, 2016

Residents of Sweet Home’s manufactured home parks can have smoke detectors installed free in November.

“We’re targeting trailer courts based on the historical fire loss in our community and the frequency of fire loss in the trailer courts in regard to life and safety,” said Fire Chief Dave Barringer. The idea is to effectively target an area where the fire department can make a significant impact.

In most manufactured home parks, the property is not occupant-owned, while the manufactured home is, Barringer said. That means the landlord isn’t responsible for installing or replac...

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