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Adults older than 75 have higher risk of death in home fires

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A new report from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) shows that adults older than 75 are nearly three times as likely to die in a home fire as the general public.


Adults 85 and older have more than three and a half times the risk of fire death as the general public.

The report also found that from 1980 to 2007, the share of home fire deaths accounted for by older adults, age 65 and older, increased from 19 percent to 29 percent.

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