Fire fatalities in Connecticut highlight importance of inspections and prevention

Eleven people have died in house fires so far this year in Connecticut.

News 12 Staff

Feb 15, 2024, 12:42 PM

Updated 66 days ago

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Several fire fatalities in Connecticut are highlighting the importance of inspections and prevention.
Eleven people have died in house fires so far this year in the state, including four young siblings.
Across the country, the total number of fire deaths has decreased since 1980, according to the National Fire Protection Association. The death rate for overall home fires increased slightly.
In 2022, the death rate for one and two-family homes increased 14% from 1980, while the rate for apartment fires was down 18%. The difference can be partly attributed to regulations.
Connecticut fire code requires all residential dwellings with three or more units to undergo an annual inspection by the local fire marshal.


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