Fire

Devon fire deaths fall.

Deaths and injuries from fires in Devon fell significantly last year compared to the same period the previous year. Deaths fell from five in 2003-4 to one in 2004-5 and the number of injures from accidental fires fell by 17 per cent in the year to March 31, 2005. The total number of fires in Devon was reduced by 14 per cent.

CFO Paul Young said: "The hard work of all our members of staff has helped reduce the numbers of deaths and injuries from fires in Devon. …

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