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“INDIANAPOLIS — When temperatures dip below freezing and wind chills drop below zero, you may need to double check on your older family members and elderly neighbors, says Battalion Chief Rita Reith with the Indianapolis Fire Department.

“Check your neighbor. Make sure they have food in their house, that they have the ability to stay warm, that their utilities are working and that they’re not going to be dependent on using things like they’re stove, oven or space heater,” says Reith, who says all eight people who died in house fires in 2018 in the Indianapolis Fire district were over the age of 55.”

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