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Cold snap causes record number of fires

Friday, January 15, 2010 - 5:34pm

LOUISIANA — The recent cold snap is keeping firefighters across the state very busy.

In fact there has been more fires in the past two weeks than Louisiana has seen in 20- years.

The State Fire Marshal's office says they've investigated fifty fires since the start of the year.

That's the number they usually investigate a month!

Officials say so far there have been 150- significant fires here in Louisiana and a total of nine people have been killed.

Firefighters say this recent cold snap is to blame because more people are using space heaters to stay warm.

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