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Thursday, July 23 and Friday, July 24
The Nation's news media is reporting the following residential fire (non-arson) fatalities:
- 1 dead – Occurred Wednesday, 7/22 – Pinellas Park, FL (Tampa - St. Petersburg, FL): A 60-year-old woman was killed in a home fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
- 1 dead – Occurred Wednesday, 7/22 – Middletown, OH (Cincinnati, OH): A 43-year-old woman was killed in an apartment fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
- 1 dead – Occurred Wednesday, 7/22 – St. Pete Beach, FL (Tampa - St. Petersburg, FL): A man was killed in a home fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
- 1 dead – Occurred Sunday, 7/19 – Walhalla, SC (Greenville, SC - Asheville, NC): A 70-year-old woman died on Wednesday, 7/22 from injuries sustained in a home fire that occurred on Sunday, 7/19. The cause of the fire was careless smoking.
To find out more about any of the reported incidents, please contact news media in the vicinity where the fatal fire occurred. USFA does not have any additional information other than what is listed here.
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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