The State Fire Marshal closed 53 cases of arson in 2020, and the office is working to make that number go down.
The United States Fire Administration says that over 210,000 fires every year are classified as arson. Those cases also result in 375 civilian deaths, 1,300 civilian injuries, and $1 billion in property damage.
– PUB DATE: 5/6/2021 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: WCIA-TV CBS 3 Champaign
Source: SEAFC National Fire News