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Monday, August 10
The Nation's news media is reporting the following residential fire (non-arson) fatalities:
- 3 dead – Occurred Saturday, 8/8 – St. Louis, MO: A 6-year-old boy, 5-year-old boy, and 21-month-old toddler were killed in a home fire. The fire is believed to have started in the kitchen. There were no working smoke alarms in the home. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
- 2 dead – Occurred Saturday, 8/8 – Stratford, CT (New York, NY): A woman and her 17-year-old son were killed in a home fire. The cause of the fire was careless smoking.
- 1 dead – Occurred Saturday, 8/8 – Windham, OH (Cleveland, OH): A 21-year-old man was killed in a home fire. The fire started in the kitchen. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
- 1 dead – Occurred Saturday, 8/8 – New Smyrna Beach, FL (Orlando: Daytona Beach, FL) – A 68-year-old man was killed in a mobile home fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
- 1 dead – Occurred Friday, 8/7 – Klamath Falls, OR (Medford, OR): An 84-year-old man was killed in a home fire. There were no working smoke alarms in the home. 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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