Education

Students at Eastview Elementary School learned about fire safety Friday morning.

October is Fire Prevention Month and the Connersville Fire Department visited students Friday morning to teach them about fire safety.

Fire Prevention Month started because of the Great Chicago Fire, which began on October 8, 1871, and caused devastating damage. More than 250 people were killed, the fire left 100,000 homeless, and destroyed more than 17,400 buildings.