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Thursday, September 24
The Nation's news media is reporting the following residential fire (non-arson) fatalities:
- 2 dead – Occurred Thursday, 9/24 – Little Village, IL (Chicago, IL): A 70-year-old woman and her 46-year-old son were killed in a home fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
- 1 dead – Occurred Wednesday, 9/23 – Fargo, ND: A man in his 20s was killed in a home fire. The cause of fire is under investigation.
- 1 dead – Occurred Tuesday, 9/22 – Oakland, CA (San Francisco, CA): A 96-year-old man was killed after sustaining injuries from a home fire that occurred Monday, 9/21. The fire started at a furnace vent in the floor of the dining room.
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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