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In Case Of Fire

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This story appears in the May 1997 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

According to The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), an average of 6,300 hotel and motel fires break out every year. While experts admit the risk of fire is, indeed, much greater at home, there is still very good reason to be prepared for a fire while traveling.

"Usually, a hotel is not a place a guest is very familiar with," says Julie Reynolds of the NFPA, "so if there is a fire, it can take you much longer to get out."

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