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Toledo Firefighters: Emergencies abound in sub-zero conditions

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During these extreme temperatures, Toledo firefighters are extremely busy.

Typically, they respond to 150 calls in 24 hours.

Since the start of the year, TFD has averaged 170 calls per day.

According to the department, Tuesday, Jan. 7th, was the worst with 248 incidents, including four structure fires.

Firefighters are asking residents and business owners to clear snow from around fire hydrants near your homes or places of work.

A cleared radius of three feet will allow firefighters to quickly spot and connect to a hydrant, which could save minutes of crucial response time in the event of a fire.

Also, firefighters are reiterating, make sure your smoke alarms are properly operating, and exercise caution when using alternate heating methods.

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