Friday, November 20

U.S. Fire Administration Civilian Fire Fatality Notification Update - November 20

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Friday, November 20

The Nation's news media is reporting the following residential fire (non-arson) fatalities:

  • 3 dead – Occurred Wednesday,11/18 – Chaparral, NM (El Paso, TX) – A 20-year-old mother, her 14-month-old daughter, and 17-year-old brother were killed in a home fire.  The cause of the fire is under investigation.    
  • 1 dead – Occurred Friday, 11/20 – Hope Mills, NC (Raleigh – Durham, NC) – A man was killed in a home fire.  An electrical malfunction caused the fire. 
  • 1 dead – Occurred Thursday, 11/19 – Independence, KY (Cincinnati, OH) – A 73-year-old woman was killed in a home fire.  The cause of fire is under investigation.
  • 1 dead – Occurred Thursday, 11/19 – Peoria, IL – A 55-year-old man 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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