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Thursday, December 17

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

  • 1 dead – Occurred Thursday, 12/17 – Oakland, CA (San Francisco, CA):  A 45-year-old man was killed in a home fire.  The cause of the fire is under investigation. 
  • 1 dead – Occurred Wednesday, 12/16 – Coward, SC (Florence – Myrtle Beach, SC):  A 37-year-old man was killed in mobile home fire.  The cause of the fire is under investigation.
  • 1 dead – Occurred Tuesday, 12/15 – Monticello, IN (Indianapolis, IN):  A 64-year-old woman was killed in a home fire.  The cause of the fire was careless smoking.                      

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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