Mattoon Fire Fighters Want Easier Access to Burning Buildings

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MATTOON – Fire fighters in Mattoon want greater access to get into building when they're on fire. 

On Tuesday, January 5, the Mattoon City Council talked about whether it's a good idea to require businesses to install key boxes outside. That's as authorities continue to investigate this fire that destroyed a warehouse in Mattoon on New Year's Eve. WAND News recently reported on the fire on January 1.

The boxes would provide quicker entry to buildings with a fire alarm. Fire fighters will be able to access a building during an emergency without having to wait on a key holder to arrive or force open a door.

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