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February 11, 2015
Seven people, including two children, have died in house fires this year compared to five at this time in 2014. … “Escape options, planning and practice keep people alive in a building …

January 15, 2015
Officials are encouraged by the continued downward trend in fire deaths over the past 30 years. … ST. PAUL, Minn. — Despite four fire fatalities already this month in Minnesota, including …

November 26, 2014
The holiday season is historically a dangerous time for residential fires and fire deaths in Minnesota. … ST. PAUL, Minn. — The holiday season is historically a dangerous time for …

October 30, 2014
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. …

October 16, 2014
Fire numbers improve but causes are still behavioral … ST. PAUL, Minn.  — Minnesota fire deaths last year numbered 44 — the lowest since 2010, and reflective of a continuing downward …

October 3, 2014
Working smoke alarms can make a life-saving difference in a fire and all it takes is a few minutes to make sure yours are working. … ​ST. PAUL, Minn. — Four people were killed last year in …

August 29, 2014
Twelve Minnesota fire departments were recently honored nationally for keeping their communities safer by actively promoting fire prevention. … ST. PAUL, Minn. — Twelve Minnesota fire …

June 27, 2014
A Bayport, Minnesota, man who suffered severe burns to his hand while putting on a colorful show last weekend for his friends and family is a good reminder why fireworks need to be …

June 18, 2014
Kitchen fires killed more people in 2013 than the previous seven years combined. … Six people died last year in fires caused by someone leaving food cooking unattended. Unattended cooking …

March 13, 2014
News release about why people should remove snow from their fire hydrants. … ST. PAUL, Minn. — Can you spot the fire hydrant in this picture? It’s there, buried beneath roughly six feet …