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State Fire Marshal

A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety

Fire Facts and Tips: What You Need to Know

The best way to stay safe from fire is to prevent them from happening in the first place. Here are some fact sheets created by the Minnesota State Fire Marshal Division that you can share with your family and friends. 

The National Fire Protection Association and the U.S. Fire Administration are also great resources for fire safety and prevention information.
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  • Apartment living: More than 30 percent of structure fires occur in multi-family housing units. This fact sheet​ will tell you what you need to know if you live in an apartment building.
  • Barn fire prevention: Fires in barns have killed two people have caused more than $56 million in damage in Minnesota over the past decade. This fact sheet​ will help you protect your animals and your property.
  • Personal rental tips: Personal vacation rental housing is not regulated the same way as hotels. Be in charge of your own safety while traveling and follow these safety tips.​
  • Smoking: Careless smoking is the leading cause of fatal fires each year in Minnesota. Follow these tips to prevent a deadly fire in your home.