Number of fire related deaths down last year

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Firefighters are hoping for fewer fire related deaths this year.

Nine people were killed in fires in 2011 in our area. That's down from 17 the year before, according to the Richmond Times Dispatch.

Henrico had no fire deaths last year and Chesterfield only had two last year.

Richmond stayed the same with four deaths.

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