Fire safety is paramount as Clarington sees 42 per cent jump in fires

Clarington has seen a 42 per cent increase in fires in 2020 compared to the previous year. The statistics across Ontario are much more sobering; the province has reported a 65 per cent increase in fire fatalities in 2020 compared to the same period last year. Of the 41 fire-related deaths to date, 17 of those fatalities occurred in March.

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