Saturday is National Pet Fire Safety Day.
So an ArkLaTex fire department is spreading the word on how to keep your furry friends safe.
Pets are responsible for more than 1,000 fires every year in the United States, according to the National Fire Protection Association.
And an estimated 40,000 pets die in fires, mostly from smoke inhalation.
To prevent your pet from falling victim when sparks fly, the Marshall, Texas, Fire Department is sharing these tips:
Officials also recommend installing a pet alert window cling on a front window, which lets firefighters know how many pets are inside the home.
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