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ATF and U.S. Fire Administration partner for arson awareness week

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Each year for Arson Awareness Week, the U.S. Fire Administration gathers and shares information to raise awareness of arson.

This year they've partnered with the ATF to focus on arsons in abandoned and vacant buildings. 

In order to get the word out, the ATF shared videos illustrating the fire dynamics these type of arsons represent.   

According to their recent statistics, about 23,800 vacant residential building fires are reported each year and cause an estimated 75 deaths, 200 injuries and $785 million in property loss.  

Additionally, intentional actions are the leading cause of residential and nonresidential vacant building fires. 

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