Minnesota fire marshal gives holiday safety tips
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's top fire official warns the same holiday traditions that give you a warm glow can lead to fires.
Last winter, structure fires in Minnesota caused nearly $3 million in property damage and killed two people between Christmas Eve and New Year's Day.
State Fire Marshal Jerry Rosendahl says cooking, open flames and heating account for 70 percent of Minnesota structure fires year-round.
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