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DPS: Fire deaths jump 31 percent in 2011

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety released preliminary figures that show 51 people died in fires across the state last year, 12 more than in 2010. Minnesota's fire death rate is still far below the national average.
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The Minnesota Department of Public Safety released preliminary figures that show 51 people died in fires across the state last year, 12 more than in 2010. Minnesota's fire death rate is still far below the national average.

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