Firefighters Search For, Fight Beaver Lake Fire

Posted: February 12, 2014 at 5 a.m.

No one saw the fire Monday that consumed a small, woodland home near Beaver Lake until it was too late, firefighters said Tuesday.

At A Glance

Residential Fires

U.S. fire departments responded to about 236,200 fires in one- and two-family residences each year from 2009 through 2011. The fires resulted in about 1,980 deaths, 8,525 injuries and $5.5 billion dollars in property loss annually. The majority of residential fires are in one- and two-family residences, including mobile homes, detached homes and duplexes.

Source: U.S. Fire Administration

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