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03/30/2016 16:58 EDT | Updated 03/31/2017 01:12 EDT

Statistics on fires on First Nations

By the numbers:

— 43: percentage of First Nation sites in Canada with "little or no fire protection"

— 56: percentage of First Nation sites in Canada with "adequate" fire services

— 49: percentage of First Nations that depend on neighbouring municipality for fire protection

— 10.4: death rate among First Nations compared to the rest of Canada

— 2.5: fire injury rate among First Nations compared to the rest of Canada

SOURCE: Indigenous Affairs report: "Factors Influencing Insurance Coverage in First Nations Communities," April 2011

The Canadian Press