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Multi-tasking causing an increase in home fires, fire chief says

May 22, 2020
By Toronto Star

May 22, 2020, Richmond, B.C.  – An increase in house fires is being attributed in part to more people staying home due to COVID-19. In British Columbia, Richmond Fire-Rescue average about 30 “fire situations” each month, says city representative Clay Adams. But since the pandemic, they have seen a 30 per cent increase in incidents. Toronto Star reports. | READ MORE