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Here are some key finds:
- Males are more likely to be killed in a house fire than females.
- African Americans are twice as likely to be killed in these fires.
- The South, representing 37 percent of the U.S. population, has a higher fire and injury rate than any other region
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Download the NFPA report, as well as an infographic summarizing this important information, and share it with your fellow safety advocates.
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