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May 10, 2017
Thirteen churches in eight Minnesota communities have been intentionally started on fire since 2012. … ​ST. PAUL, Minn. — Thirteen churches in eight Minnesota communities have been …

February 14, 2017
Minnesota schools are some of the safest in the country when it comes to fires, according to a new report released today by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety State Fire Marshal …

January 12, 2017
The number of fire deaths in Minnesota last year was the second-lowest since the Department of Public Safety State Fire Marshal Division (SFMD) began compiling those statistics in 1970 …

August 3, 2016
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety State Fire Marshal Division (DPS-SFMD) is asking owners of these devices to read operating and charging instructions and check if their board …

May 23, 2016
Fifty-seven people died last year in fires in Minnesota. … Numbers become final once Minnesota hospital officials report their information to the Minnesota Department of Public Health.   …

November 23, 2015
The number of fire fatalities in 2015 has already surpassed last year’s number — a concerning statistic with some of the historically most deadly months ahead for residential fires. …

October 30, 2015
State Fire Marshal Bruce West urges everyone to put fresh batteries in home smoke and carbon monoxide alarms when they turn their clocks back one hour this weekend. …

September 4, 2015
Ten Minnesota fire departments were recently honored nationally for keeping their communities safer in 2014 by actively promoting fire prevention. … ​ST. PAUL, Minn. — Ten Minnesota fire …

July 28, 2015
Department of Public Safety Commissioner Mona Dohman appointed 15 to the Governor’s Council on Fire Prevention and Control. Their appointments run through December 31, 2018 …

June 26, 2015
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Fireworks are exciting, but not if they involve a trip to emergency room. … The Minnesota Department of Public Safety State Fire Marshal Division (SFMD) reminds adults …