Public safety officials in Minnesota say there’s been a significant spike in the number of people killed in kitchen fires.
Six people died last year in fires caused by someone leaving food cooking unattended. The two leading causes of fatal fires are careless smoking and unattended cooking.
Forty-four people died in fires in Minnesota in 2013, a 12 percent decrease from 50 deaths in 2012. There were 6,330 structure fires.
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