Fire Marshal: Kitchen Fires Deadliest In 7 YearsAuthorities said Wednesday that kitchen fires killed more people last year than in the previous seven years combined, according to statistics by the State Fire Marshal.
Fire Marshal: Minn. Fire Deaths Down 14 PercentThe number of people killed in Minnesota fires was down 14 percent in 2013. According to the State Fire Marshal's Office, there were 43 fire fatalities in 2013 compared to 50 in 2012. In a news release, State Fire Marshal Bruce West says they are encouraged the numbers are down but the only acceptable number for fire deaths is zero.
Fire Fatalities Down In 2013, Safety Encouraged For Holiday CookingOfficials said Tuesday fire deaths are down so far this year compared to 2012 and safety is being encouraged around homes as we get ready to cook holiday dinners. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety said there have been 30 fire-related deaths so far this year. That’s down from 44 at this time last year.
Report Shows Fire Deaths Have Dropped In MinnesotaA report from the state Fire Marshal Division shows the number of fatalities caused by fire has decreased over the past 40 years. State Fire Marshal Jerry Rosendahl says officials are proud of the progress Minnesota has made.