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We can prevent annual market fires

Many market women or traders cook in their shops or sheds because they virtually ... We need to be serious about preventing these fires by being security conscious ourselves and not by crying over spi... read more

Fire deaths in Minnesota take sharp drop in 2018

The Fire Marshal Division offers many prevention tips. Among them: • Smokers should do so outside and extinguish smoking items in a sturdy ashtray holding sand or water. • Never leave food cooking on ... read more

Kelowna homeless camp cooking fire sparks grass blaze

A cooking campfire at a Kelowna ... wet conditions and the fact the fire created a lot of smoke that was quickly noticed helped prevent the blaze from spreading any further. read more

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Backyard Fire Pits: Burn Risks & Prevention Tips

cooking, warmth or similar purposes.” Pursuant to the rules, recreational fires shall not be conducted within 25 feet of a structure or combustible material. Conditions which could cause a fire to spr... read more

Campaign promotes fire safety during winter months

To help better educate the public about winter fire hazards and ways to prevent them ... the campaign runs through February: While cooking fires are the leading cause of U.S. home fires and ... read more

Forest fires no more?

Little success in the past Though a plethora of measures have been taken to prevent forest fires, the success has been limited ... Pine pellets can also be used as a cooking fuel in restaurants and dh... read more

DPS: 47 percent drop in Minnesota fire deaths in 2018

The leading causes of fatal fires in Minnesota in 2018, according to the DPS, were careless smoking, cooking ... to inform community members about fire prevention and safety. read more

Drop in house fires across the county

“Our crews are dedicated to preventing fires from happening in the first place and they ... Statistics show that distraction while cooking remains the number one cause of fires in the home, but LSO Fa... read more

Minnesota fire deaths plummet in 2018, but careless smoking still kills

While saying it is hard to pinpoint a reason for the drop, State Fire Marshal Bruce West credited outreach efforts by fire departments teaching fire prevention and fire ... five deaths. Cooking, three ... read more

Statewide fire death numbers increased in 2018

Tupelo Fire Chief Thomas Walker said preventing fire deaths is 99 percent education ... caused fires that accounted for 13 deaths each last year. Cooking sparked blazes that killed 11 people. One fata... read more

Winter heating raises risk of fires

After one of the deadliest years on record for fire fatalities in North Carolina, Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Mike Causey is urging residents to stay focused on fire safety and preve... read more

Minnesota fire deaths drop in 2018

State Fire Marshal Bruce West credits Minnesota fire departments for going into their communities and teaching people about fire prevention and safety ... fatal fires in Minnesota last year, followed ... read more

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