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11:18 am
Thu January 22, 2009

Fire-related deaths in Ohio increase in 2008

1/22/09 Fire-related Deaths in Ohio Increase

WCBE Newsroom

Columbus, OH – The State Fire Marshall says 184 died in fires in Ohio last year, compared to 129 in 2007 - an increase of more than 42%. Spokesperson Shane Cartmill tells statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen it's not clear why the numbers increased.