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Monday, August 17
The Nation's news media is reporting the following residential fire (non-arson) fatalities:
- 2 dead – Occurred Friday, 8/14 – Tucson, AZ: An elderly woman and her 66-year-old daughter were killed in a mobile home fire. A combination of lit cigarettes and medical oxygen caused the fire.
- 1 dead – Occurred Monday, 8/17 – Lewiston, ME (Portland, ME): A nine-year-old girl was killed in an apartment fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
- 1 dead – Occurred Sunday, 8/16 – Bethel, NC (Greenville, NC): An 84-year-old woman was killed in a home fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
- 1 dead – Occurred Sunday, 8/16 – Louisville, KY: A man was killed in a home fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
- 1 dead – Occurred Saturday, 8/15 – Kent, WA (Seattle, WA): A 32-year-old man was killed in a home fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
- 1 dead – Occurred Saturday, 8/15 – Indian Head, PA (Philadelphia, PA): A 78-year-old woman was killed in a 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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