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So far in 2013 there have been at least 19 fire-related deaths in Middle Georgia and 90 statewide. The Forsyth Fire Department feels it is important to re-emphasize that many fire deaths and injuries are preventable.
The fire problem in the United States is an ongoing and continuous battle for the fire service and the public alike. Too many Americans die and/or are injured each year in fires. Many of them might be alive today if they had only learned what to do in case of a fire. According to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), 81 percent of all fire deaths and 76 percent of all fire injuries occurred in residential buildings.