More Minnesota fire deaths in 2019 than previous year, officials say

More Minnesota fire deaths in 2019 than previous year, officials say Photo: St. Paul Fire Department

Updated: December 13, 2019 04:39 PM

The Minnesota State Fire Marshal said on Friday that 2019 has seen more fire-related deaths than last year.

As of Dec. 13, 41 people have died in fires in the state. In comparison, 2018's numbers show 37 people died from fire-related incidents. At this time last year, there were 35 reported fire deaths.



DPS: 2018 Minnesota fire deaths total 2nd lowest on record

DPS: 47% drop in Minnesota fire deaths in 2018

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety said 2018's numbers decreased by 47% in comparison to 2017. There were 68 fire-related deaths in 2017.

Last year's numbers were the second-lowest total on record and the lowest total since 2009, when 35 people were killed in fires.

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