Report On Deadly Fires In Maryland

The Fire Marshal’s Office says 67 people died in fires in 2011; 6-percent less than 2010. There were 12-percent more fatal fires compared to 2010. Six people died in fires on the Eastern Shore; three in Queen Anne’s County. Most of the deaths involved people 45 and older; 75-percent died in residential fires. More than half the deadly fires happened between 10pm and 6am, when most of the victims slept.