So far this year there have been 54 fire-related deaths in Tennessee. Firefighters are hoping to stall that number with this week's Fire Prevention Week. All week long, firefighters are working to teach families how to prepare for and prevent fires.
Back in July, Rural/Metro completed a 10-year study on fire fatalities in Knox County. The study found some of the most common factors that lead to deadly fires are portable heaters, the physical condition of those in the fire, cigarette smoking, and homes that don't have smoke detectors that work.