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Stats say Minnesotans are becoming safer when it comes to fire deaths

The state of Minnesota saw a 47 percent drop in fire deaths last year.

Posted: Jan. 11, 2019 12:26 AM
Updated: Jan. 11, 2019 6:49 AM

ROCHESTER, Minn. - The State Fire Marshall says Minnesotans are getting safer from the hazards of fires.

But the State Fire Marshal believes Minnesotans still need to take home fire prevention seriously. We met one woman doing just that.

"If I have a candle burning which is nice in the winter, I don't leave it burning and make sure to blow it all out," Karen said. "We have a wood-burning fireplace so we don't leave the house if that's burning."

The State Fire Marshal reports there were 36 deaths, a big drop from the year before when there were 68.

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