Young, old most at risk for fire death



People at the highest risk of death in home structure fires are the very young and the very old, according to the Characteristics of Home Fire Victims report released this month by the National Fire Protection Association.
Key findings from the report:
•In 2002 to 2005, children under age 5 were one-and-a-half times as likely to die in a home fire as the general public.
•People age 65 and older were more than twice as likely to die in a home fire, and the risk of d...

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