NEW YORK (PIX11) -- It's a distinction no one wants. Data released by the Firefighters Association of the State of New York (FASNY) shows New York state is No. 1 in the country when it comes to fire deaths.
So far in 2023, 45 people died in fires in New York state, as compared to 29 in Indiana and 25 in Pennsylvania and Georgia. Why are there more fatal fires in New York? FASNY secretary John D'Alessandro told PIX11 News there are a number of factors.https://pix11.com/news/local-news/new-york-state-leads-nation-in-fire-deaths-in-2023-data-shows/