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Friday, December 18
The Nation's news media is reporting the following residential fire (non-arson) fatalities:
- 2 dead – Occurred Friday, 12/18 – Benton, AK (Little Rock, AR): An 89-year-old woman and her 57-year-old son were killed in a mobile home fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
- 1 dead – Occurred Thursday, 12/17 – York, PA (Harrisburg, PA): A man was killed in a home fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
- 1 dead – Occurred Thursday, 12/17 – Terre Haute, IN: An elderly woman was killed in a home fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
- 1 dead – Occurred Thursday, 12/17 – Forest Park, GA (Atlanta, GA): A 90-year-old man was killed in a home fire. The fire was started when a heater came into to contact with water.
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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