Coroners' service releases report on deaths of children in residential fires

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Coroners' service releases report on deaths of children in residential fires

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VANCOUVER, BC - More than half of youths who died in fires in British Columbia over a 10-year period were involved with the Ministry of Children, says a new report that calls for better access to smoke alarms for vulnerable families.

The report, released Tuesday by the B.C. Coroners Service, says 34 children died in residential fires between 2005 and 2014. Twenty-two were involved with the ministry at some point – 17 in the year leading up to their death.

Ten of the 34 children were aboriginal and all 10 were involved with the ministry. Of that group, eight were involved in their final year.
Source: The Globe and Mail (click for full story)

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