Five Things You Need To Know: October 11

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Fire Prevention Week

Don’t wait, check the date on smoke alarms

Click here for fire safety tips all week long and a karaoke tip from Barrie Deputy Fire Chief Jeff Weber

Barrie Fire Truck 2

photo: Rock 95

Abandoned House Fire Under Investigation

Click here for details


photo: Barrie Police

Samsung Kills Off Galaxy Note 7 Smartphone

Production halted, likely for good

Click here for more on this ongoing story

Luke Macgregor/Reuters

photo: Luke Macgregor/Reuters via NYTimes

What Made Hurricane Matthew So Unique?

Click here to find out why Matthew was so powerful for so long


photo: nbc-6-via-twitter


Did The Holiday Weekend Safety Message Get Through? You Decide

OPP laid 140 impaired driving charges during the Thanksgiving weekend; nearly 60 drivers were off the road due to stunt driving/racing/speeding.