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Fire Fatalities Down

August 16, 1995| Associated Press

BOSTON — The number of people killed by fires in the United States dropped in 1994 to the lowest level in at least 81 years, a fire-safety group reported.

The National Fire Protection Assn. credited better safety standards and increasing use of smoke detectors in recent years.

The association reported that 4,275 people died in fires in 1994, not counting firefighters. That was a 7.8% decrease from 4,635 the previous year.

It is the lowest total since reliable record-keeping began in 1913, a spokesman said.

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