Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
Ohio Fire Deaths Down In 2013
Ohio saw the fewest fire-related deaths last year in more than a quarter century.
The state Fire Marshal’s Office reports there were 103 fire-related fatalities in 2013. The number dropped for the third straight year and was the fewest in 27 years.
The previous low of 106 fire deaths occurred in 2012. There were 128 in 2011, and 155 in 2010.
State Fire Marshal Larry Flowers attributes the reduction to fire safety education programs, better training for Ohio’s firefighters and other factors.
Flowers notes that many of Ohio’s fire-related fatalities occurred in homes with no working smoke alarms.