KC fire marshal urges multiple escape plans, use of smoke alarms following fatal fires

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Two deadly fires in a matter of days have the Kansas City Fire Department offering life-saving tips to the public. News was revealed on Monday that a 70-year-old man died after jumping from a burning duplex on Friday at 107th Terrace and North Oak.

A child who jumped from that duplex survived. However, a child did pass away in a Raytown fire that happened early Sunday morning.

On Monday, FOX 4 spoke to Floyd peoples, the fire marshal with KCFD. He said your escape plan shouldn't be isolated to your home.

“If you’re out for dinner somewhere, think, where is the fire exit? You never can tell when you need to use an exit in a building for other than just a fire. You can just never can tell when you need to get out in a hurry,” Peoples said.

Peoples added the most crucial part of fire safety is a working smoke alarm.