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This is Campus Fire Safety Month and the Illinois State Fire Marshal's office has some tips for college students. According to Campus Firewatch, 85% of college-related fire deaths have happened in off-campus housing.
Fire Marshal spokesman JC Fultz says that's why it's important students take the initiative to check their apartment or home for any hazards.
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A smoke detector should be in every bedroom and common area. Fultz says students should also know two ways out of every room in case of a fire, and never leave the kitchen when cooking.