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Fire-related deaths on the rise in Chicago

The city of Chicago is about to set a higher number of fire deaths this year than last. Up until last month, there were 16 fire-related deaths and last year, there were a total of 17 fire deaths all year. The winter’s subzero temperatures likely played a role in the rise in fire-related deaths because of the reliance on space heaters and candles to keep warm through the winter. Another scary pattern noticed in many of the deaths, according to the Chicago Fire Department, is no working smoke detector.

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