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Putnam Fire Awareness Event Saturday

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Putnam fire officials will host a fire prevention event this weekend to honor the lives of two young girls who died in a house fire in town.

Alexis Auger, 3, and her 9-month-old sister, Ava, died Jan. 22 when a fire ravaged through a multi-family Victorian-style house on Prospect St., where they lived with their parents.

On Saturday, the Putnam and East Putnam fire departments, along with Putnam EMS will host the "Alexis and Ava Fire Awareness" event at the Putnam Fire Department. The goal of the event is to promote fire safety and prevention, according to officials.

The victims' mother, Lauren Auger, is expected to attend.  She will help unveil a banner naming all future fire prevention events in Putnam after her two daughters.

Members of the fire departments will hand out fire detectors, people can tour the facilities and are encouraged to ask questions of the first responders during the session.

The "Alexis and Ava Fire Awareness" event is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Putnam Fire Department, 189 Church St. from 9 a.m.- to 12 p.m.



Photo Credit: Steve Miller, NBC Connecticut

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