Smoke injuries rise Smoke inhalation injuries to firemen continued to rise last year, according to a report by the International Association of Fire Chiefs. Eighty-four percent (1,747) of 2,072 fire fighters hurt battling 890 fires studied in 1964 were victims of smoke inhalation. This compares with 79 percent—1,990 of 2,542—in the same number of fires surveyed the previous year. Eleven of 30 fire fighter deaths studied last year were caused by smoke inhalation, identical to 1963 figures. Firemen hospitalized by smoke inhalation rose to 263 as compared to 249 for the same number of fires in 1963.