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Video: Columbus Firefighters to Check Safety at Local Businesses

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By: Steve Rogers

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – Columbus firefighters know an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

The department will begin Tuesday making annual fire safety inspections at businesses throughout the city.

The inspections examine everything from working fire extinguishers to inappropriate use of extension cords and electrical problems.

Inspections will occur during regular business hours and under normal working conditions.

The department says the goal is not to punish business owners but to prevent even small fires that can cause expensive damage.