The news this past week has been filled with fires all around Western Washington.
Tuesday, fire destroyed the Heritage Building in downtown Auburn leaving people without a home and forced businesses to close.
That same evening, 69 year old Carol Halder was killed when her apartment building in Federal Way caught fire. Officials say she called 911 saying she was trapped by the fire and feared for her life. That fire remains under investigation.
And in the town of Milton on that same night, the Alder Ridge Senior Apartments went up in flames, leaving more than 100 people without a home.
The community came to their aid, donating much-needed items that were lost.
The Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority and King County Fire District 20 are coming together to remind people who there are things they can do to help avoid tragedies like these.
RESOLUTIONS FOR 2018
Besides promising to go to the gym more or cut back on the chocolates, PSRFA and KCFD 20 say these preventative measures should all be resolutions for the new year.
But to stay safe, those aren’t their only suggestions. Both agencies say:
It’s not all fire and road safety, firefighters also suggest everyone get a physical for the new year.