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2013-04-09 23:05:00

Protect America, Inc., a leading provider of home security systems and monitored smoke detectors, is helping raise awareness to an increase in fire fatalities during 2013. Austin, TX (PRWEB) April 09, 2013 According to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), deaths resulting from house fires have been higher in the first months of 2013 than in recent years. Total fire fatalities from January to April rose 13 percent compared to 2012. The government organization is responsible for tracking fire...

2008-10-11 09:00:14

The number of acres destroyed by the fire - the largest area burned in several decades. Officials estimate the expense of fighting the months-long fire could exceed $11 million. By Kristin Davis The Virginian-Pilot SUFFOLK It wasn't the Great Conflagration, b ut the fire that ignited in the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge this spring was the costliest and one of the longest-burning in state history. Now it's out. The fire scorched thousands of acres, occupied hundreds...