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Fire deaths in Minnesota highest in four years


ST. PAUL -- Three deaths in three days have pushed fire fatalities in Minnesota to their highest level since 2011.

Fifty-one people have died in fires in 2015 compared to 43 this time last year. With some of the most dangerous weeks ahead for residential blazes, the number of fire deaths this year is already 16 percent higher than last year’s total of 44. Only three times since 2000 have there been more than 51 fire deaths: 2011 (56), 2008 (52) and 2002 (64).


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