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Friday, January 12, 2018

Tennessee fire safety
The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office is urging Tennesseans to focus on home fire safety during what has traditionally been the most tragic week for fire-related incidents in the Volunteer State: The second week of January. Tennessee has averaged 3.6 fire deaths (29 in eight years) during the second week of January since 2010. This is the highest number of fire deaths for any week of the year and is nearly double the rate of the average week. “While fire safety efforts are important all year long, winter causes more fire-related tragedies in Tennessee than any other season,” says State Fire Marshal Julie Mix McPeak. “We’re urging Tennesseans to help us fight winter fire during what is historically the deadliest week for home fires in Tennessee.” Nearly half of all fatal fires in the state occur between November and February. For temperatures below 15 degrees, Tennesseans are twice as likely to have a fire, with nearly 40 percent of fatal heating fires caused by electric space heaters. The second leading possible source of ignition was wood stoves at 23 percent. Tennesseans should always turn off portable space heaters when leaving a room, test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors to ensure they’re working, practice a home fire escape plan with your family, and always close the door behind you if you have to escape a fire.


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