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No fire deaths in Fairfax County last year

Thursday - 1/26/2012, 12:07pm  ET

FAIRFAX, Va. - Fairfax County officials there were no deaths reported from fires last year.

The county says it is the first time in the fire department's 62-year-history that is has gone a year without a fire death.

Officials say fire and safety education, fire inspections and quick responses to blazes contributed to the record-breaking year.

The fire department says Fairfax County has more 1 million residents and has averaged more than seven fire deaths annually from 2000 to 2010.


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