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New NFPA report underscores increase in home fire deaths

By Fred Durso, Jr. Here’s further proof that today’s home fires are a cause for concern: when compared with the number of civilian home fire deaths in 2012, there was a 16 percent increase in the number of deaths for 2013. NFPA’s new report, “Fire Loss in the United States During 2013,” notes that nearly 2,800 people died from home fires in 2013. The new report also states that: home fires accounted for 85 percent of all civilian fire deaths that year close to 370,000 reported fires occurred in the home, a 1.2 percent increase over last year more than 12,000 civilian fire injuries…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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