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59 fire fatalities in Washington in 2009

This Ferry County fire in December at an apartment complex killed a grandmother and her two grandchildren This Ferry County fire in December at an apartment complex killed a grandmother and her two grandchildren
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OLYMPIA, Wash. - There were 59 fire fatalities last year in Washington compared with 45 in 2008.
     
The state Fire Marshal Office says December was the deadliest month since fire fatality reporting became a requirement in 1999 with 19 fire deaths being reported.
     
The office says 17 percent of the deaths were caused by smoking and 14 percent by electrical appliances or wires, 10 percent were intentionally set or self-inflicted.

If you smoke

  • Purchase reduced ignition propensity cigarettes with the symbol FSC marked on the package.
  • Smoke outside.  Use deep, sturdy ashtrays and make sure cigarettes and ashes are fully extinguished.
  • Never smoke in sleeping areas, while on medications or in a home where medical oxygen is used.

Electrical Equipment and Appliances

  • Electrical equipment and appliances should be maintained in top working condition. 
  • Discontinue use of dilapidated electrical appliances, and be sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions for use and maintenance. 
  • Contact a licensed electrician to make modifications or repairs to electrical equipment.

Protect you, your loved ones, and your home from fire.

  • Install smoke alarms on every level of your home and outside each sleeping area.
  • Plan and practice an evacuation drill with all members of your family.
  • Install residential fire sprinklers in your home.
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