Fire marshal reminds residents to ensure smoke alarms work following pair of fatalities

(CP) - A fire marshal is reminding New Brunswickers to ensure they have working smoke alarms after two fire fatalities since the start of 2017.

Douglas Browne says there were 11 fire-related deaths in 2016.

He says on average, there are four structure fires per day throughout the province, ranging from kitchen fires to ones that destroy homes.

Browne says the number one thing people should do is ensure they have working smoke alarms in every bedroom, and on every floor of their homes.