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December 29, 2009
The Nation's news media is reporting the following residential fire (non-arson) fatalities:
- 2 dead – Occurred Monday, 12/20 – Springfield, MO – An 86-year-old woman and her 50-year-old daughter were killed in a home fire. The daughter died on 12/21 and the mother died on 12/28. The fire was caused by an overloaded extension cord connected to a space heater.
- 1 dead – Occurred Wednesday, 12/23 – Beaver, WV (Bluefield - Beckley, WV) – A man was killed in a home fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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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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