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Thursday, August 13
The Nation's news media is reporting the following residential fire (non-arson) fatalities:
- 3 dead – Occurred Wednesday, 8/12 – Mattawa, WA (Spokane, WA): A mother and her two young children were killed in a home fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
- 1 dead – Occurred Thursday, 8/13 – York, VA (Norfolk, VA): A 46-year-old woman was killed in a home fire. The cause of the fire was electrical and originated in a bedroom.
- 1 dead – Occurred Thursday, 8/13 – Philadelphia, PA: An 11-year-old girl was killed in a home fire. While the cause of the fire remains under investigation, a resident told reporters that an air conditioner unit caused the fire.
- 1 dead – Occurred Thursday, 8/13 – Newark, NJ (NYC): A 42-year-old man was killed in a home fire. The victim saved his wife and two children from the fire before collapsing inside the home. The home had working smoke alarms. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
- 1 dead – Occurred Tuesday, 8/11 – Columbus, MS: A three-year-old boy was killed in a mobile home fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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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