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Tuesday, August 25
The Nation's news media is reporting the following residential fire (non-arson) fatalities:
- 2 dead – Occurred Monday, 8/24 – Ferndale, SC (Charleston, SC): Two children were killed in a mobile home fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
- 1 dead – Occurred Monday, 8/24 – Gaffney, SC (Greenville, SC Asheville, NC): A 54-year-old woman was killed in a home fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
- 1 dead – Occurred Sunday, 8/23 – Bronx, NY (New York, NY): A 79-year-old woman was killed in an apartment fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
- 1 dead – Occurred Friday, 8/21 – Oak Ridge, TN (Knoxville, TN): A 56-year-old woman was killed in a home fire. The fire started in the bedroom. 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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