City sets record low for fire-related deaths

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is calling 2012 a historic year for New York City when it comes to fire safety. The city set an all-time record

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is calling 2012 a historic year for New York City when it comes to fire safety.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is calling 2012 a historic year for New York City when it comes to fire safety. (1/2/13)

NEW YORK - Mayor Michael Bloomberg is calling 2012 a historic year for New York City when it comes to fire safety.

The city set an all-time record low of 58 civilian fire-related deaths, which is four less than the previous record set in 2010.

While the fires may not always be preventable, the deaths could be avoided. Bloomberg says there were no working smoke detectors in the majority of last year's fatal fires.  

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