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The Nation's news media is reporting the following residential fire (non-arson) fatalities:
Thursday, January 21
- 4 dead – Occurred Wednesday, 1/20 – Baltimore, MD: A 65-year-old woman, her 24- and 14-year-old granddaughters, and her two-year-old great-granddaughter were killed in a home fire. There were no signs of smoke alarms in the home. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
- 1 dead – Occurred Thursday, 1/21 – Radium Springs, GA (Albany, GA): A 74-year-old woman was killed in a home fire. The fire was caused by careless smoking.
- 1 dead – Occurred Thursday, 1/21 – St. Charles, MO (St. Louis, MO): A woman was killed in a home fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
- 1 dead – Occurred Wednesday, 1/20 – Crestline, CA (Los Angeles, CA): A 50-year-old man was killed in a home fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
- 1 dead – Occurred Wednesday, 1/20 – Springfield, IL (Springfield - Decatur, IL): An 84-year-old woman succumbed to injuries sustained in a home fire that occurred on 1/16. The fire was caused by careless smoking.
- 1 dead – Occurred Monday, 1/18 – Ulysses, NE (Omaha, NE): A 49-year-old man was killed in a home fire. The charred home was discovered on 1/18, but officials aren’t sure if the fire occurred on Sunday or Monday. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
- 1 dead – Occurred Monday, 1/11 – Gloucester, VA (Norfolk, VA): A 67-year-old woman succumbed to injuries sustained in a home fire that occurred on 12/30. The cause of the fire was ruled as undetermined.
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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