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Friday, July 10
The Nation's news media is reporting the following residential fire (non-arson) fatalities:
- 1 dead – Occurred Friday, 7/10 – Borden, IN (Louisville, KY): A 71-year-old woman was killed in a home fire. Neighbors believe the three deadbolt locks on the front door delayed the victim from escaping the home. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
- 1 dead – Occurred Thursday, 7/9 – Germantown, PA (Philadelphia, PA): A 79-year-old woman was killed in a home fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
- 1 dead – Occurred Thursday, 7/9 – East Oak Cliff, TX (Houston, TX): A 65-year-old woman was killed in a home fire. The home did not have smoke alarms and officials believe burglar bars over the windows prevented the victim from escaping. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
The United States Fire Administration recommends everyone should have a comprehensive fire protection plan that includes smoke alarms, residential sprinklers, and practicing a home fire escape plan.
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