NY 1 - January 06, 2018by NY 1
The FDNY says the number of fire-related deaths in the city went up in 2017.
Seventy-three civilians died in fire emergencies last year. That's up from a record low of 48 deaths in 2016.
December had the highest number of fire deaths in decades. Twenty-seven people were killed last month, including 13 people in a large apartment fire in the Bronx.
Officials say the top three causes of fatal fires last year were open flames, electrical problems and smoking.
The report also found 53-percent of the buildings had no working smoke alarms.