Indianapolis hosts safety event two weeks after fire claims family

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Indianapolis Fire Department spent Saturday afternoon educating parents and kids about fire safety. The event comes two weeks after the Guerra family was killed during an early morning house fire. A father, mother and four children died from smoke inhalation.

Officials with the fire department say they have been overwhelmed with questions since the the deadly fire. They hoped to turn this tragedy into a learning opportunity.

Participants watched a fire safety video, drafted a home escape plan and learned about fire hazards. Everyone had a chance to walk through the Survive Alive house where they had a chance to practice their fire safety skills.

The Survive Alive program was founded in 1995 by Firefighters Local 416.

The Indianapolis Fire Department also wants to remind residents to check their smoke detectors when they change their clocks for daylight saving time.