Home fire tragedies in Texas have made some unfortunate headlines this month. First, there was a story of a houseful of young boys who frantically escaped a burning home. One of the boys, a nine year old from Fort Worth, died in the fire despite valiant efforts by local firefighters. One neighbor told the Star-Telegram that "it's one thing to watch a fire on television, but it's another to watch your neighbors trying to save kids in a fire. That's why I'm shaking so much."
More recently, a mother and her five children were all burned in their home following what fire officials believe to be the ignition of a natural gas leak.
Learn how one Texas fire department is trying to eliminate home fire deaths by visiting the Fire Sprinkler Initiative blog.