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Survey: Fire-related deaths declining in Memphis

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This is an image of the devastation after a Memphis fire. This is an image of the devastation after a Memphis fire.
These statistics, provided by FEMA, show a decrease in house fire deaths. (The year 2010 did show a increase). These statistics, provided by FEMA, show a decrease in house fire deaths. (The year 2010 did show a increase).
MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC-TV) - Memphis may see fewer fire deaths in 2013 than any previously recorded year, according to firefighters.

Officials confirmed three people have died from fires in Memphis this 2013 year.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency made clear, with the exception of one year, residential deaths due to a fire have declined since 2007.

Memphis firefighters are hoping to continue this trend on a local level.

The most recent death in the Bluff City was Greg Vaughn.

The report on the deceased stated Vaughn was homeless at the time.

Neighbors on Humber Street confirmed he stayed at a abandoned house. The houses caught fire on September 28.

Authorities confirmed fatalities resulting from house fires are now increasingly rare.

To read more statistics by FEMA, click here: http://www.usfa.fema.gov/statistics/estimates/index.shtm

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