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Tuesday, December 15

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

  • 3 dead – Occurred Tuesday, 12/15 – Burtchville Township, MI (Detroit, MI):  A 36-year-old man, a four-year-old boy, and an eight-month-old girl were killed in a home fire.  The cause of fire is under investigation.
  • 1 dead – Occurred Tuesday, 12/15Aurora, CO (Denver, CO):  A man was killed in a home fire.   The cause of the fire is under investigation.
  • 1 dead – Occurred Monday, 12/14Sheffield, AL (Huntsville, AL):  A 49-year-old man died from injuries sustained in a home fire that occurred on 12/13.  The cause of the fire is under investigation. The home had no working smoke alarms. 
  • 1 dead – Occurred Sunday, 12/13Lempster, NH (Boston, MA):  A 52-year-old woman was killed in a home fire.  A candle ignited a couch that caused the fire.  The victim went back into the home to rescue her pets.   

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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