Fire deaths are up this year over 2012.
54 people have died this year in fires in Indiana and that’s 8 more than last year.
Here in Terre Haute there is an average of 150 fires in total annually.
Officials say that you can greatly improve your chances of survival if you have a working smoke detector.
Most people die of smoke inhalation and not the actual fire.
Officials say that a great many fires can be could be avoided.
Overloaded electrical circuits and inattention to electric appliances are some of the leading fire causes.