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In the Special Series, Burned Out: Vermont's Apartment Fires, VPR reporters look at the issue of apartment building fire regulations which unlike private homes, are subject to inspection by the state or the municipality.The series looks at regulations, reconstruction and the people affected by apartment fires in Vermont

Red Cross Sees Dramatic Increase In Fire Responses

Nearly every day in 2014, the Red Cross has been called to respond to a fire somewhere in our region. That is a dramatic increase over previous years.

Doug Bishop is with the American Red Cross of Vermont & The New Hampshire Upper Valley. He spoke with Vermont Edition about the fires they've responded to and what fire safety tips they recommend.