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Friday, September 18
The Nation's news media is reporting the following residential fire (non-arson) fatalities:
- 1 dead—Occurred Friday, 9/18 – Los Angeles, CA: A 16-year-old boy was killed in a home fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation. The home had no working smoke alarms.
- 1 dead – Occurred Thursday, 9/17 – Dundee, MI (Detroit, MI): A 67-year-old man was killed in a home fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
- 1 dead – Occurred Thursday, 9/17 – Ponca City, OK (Oklahoma City, OK): An 85-year-old man was killed in a home fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
- 1 dead – Occurred Wednesday, 9/16 – Savage, MN (Minneapolis - St. Paul, MN): A 54-year-old man was killed as a result of a fire that occurred on Saturday, 9/12. The fire was caused by careless smoking near an oxygen tank.
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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