Fire Prevention Tips for News Stories:
Careless Smoking

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About 3,500 Americans die each year in fires and about 18,300 are injured. You can stop the fire before it starts. Use this fact sheet to learn how to prevent a fire in your home and know what to do if you have a fire.

Stop a fire caused by careless smoking, before it starts:

Be prepared for a fire:

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