Faribault Fire Chief Dusty Dienst will be giving us some fire safety tips during Fire Prevention Week.

There was a combine fire near Northfield this week. Last Saturday three children younger than 7 lost their lives in a Minneapolis house fire. A barn fire claimed the lives of 30 cows on a farm near Plainview, and a deck blaze on a home in Byron happened early Wednesday morning.

That was just this week. Byron fire officials credit the family with having an exit strategy and executing it perfectly with no injuries in that overnight fire.

The barn fire also happened in the middle of the night on Tuesday, and the fire that claimed the lives of the children in north Minneapolis occurred around midnight.

I don't know about you, but when I wake up in the middle of the night I'm not totally with it (some would say that is always the case) in terms of focus. I'm a bit groggy when I awaken in the middle of the night. That makes having a plan even more essential.

AM Minnesota is at 9:30AM.

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