PIKESVILLE, Md. (WDVM) — The Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal is reporting a record low in fire-related deaths in 2020.
The newly released preliminary data shows that 51 Marylanders died in 2020 as a result of fires. That number shows a 22 percent decrease from fire-related deaths reported in 2019 and a six percent decrease from the previous record of 54 fire deaths in 2012.
33 fire-related deaths in Maryland last year were in residential properties.