2018 marks lowest fire deaths for Minnesota over a decade

DULUTH, MN–Fire deaths in Minnesota are the lowest they’ve been in ten years.

That’s according to 2018 numbers from the Department of Public Safety.

They report 37 people died in fires last year. According to the Duluth fire department, they didn’t see any fatal fires last year.

John Otis Duluth’s deputy fire marshal credited their renewed efforts to educate the elderly population.

According to the Department of Public Safety people age 50 or older accounted for 59 percent of those who died in fires last year.

Careless smoking was the leading cause of fires.

And There were no working smoke alarms in 30 percent of the homes where people died.

Kaitlyn Moffett

Kaitlyn Moffett

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