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New Hampshire sees fewest fire deaths in history

Blog Post created by Michael Hazell Employee on Jan 9, 2014

New Hampshire has just broken a record that makes State Fire Marshal William Degnan very proud. According to a report in the Eagle-Tribune by Doug Ireland, the Granite State saw the lowest number of accidental fire deaths in state history — four — in 2013.

“We’ve been averaging about 12 in the past several years," Fire Marshal Degnan is quoted as saying. He attributes the drop in fatalities last year to improved fire prevention and education, saying it’s critical to preserving property and lives.

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