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Elderly and disabled most at risk from house fires, says CRC report

More than 60 people die each year in house fires across Australia, with most deaths occurring in major cities, a national study of residential fire fatalities has found.

Those most at risk are elderly people, physically disabled people, young children and those living alone.

The Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre analysed coronial records from July 2003 to June 2017, as well as police and toxicology reports on house fires from this period.

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