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Wednesday, February 17
The Nation's news media is reporting the following residential fire (non-arson) fatalities:
- 1 dead – Apache Junction, AZ (Phoenix, AZ) – A 52-year-old woman was killed in a manufactured home fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
- 1 dead – Greenwood, SC (Greenville, SC – Asheville, NC) – A 41-year-old man was killed in a manufactured home fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
- 1 dead – Detroit, MI – A 45-year-old woman was killed in a home fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
- 1 dead – Washington, DC – An elderly bedridden man was killed in a home fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
- 1 dead – Franklin, NC (Raleigh – Durham, NC) – A 28-year-old man was killed in a home fire. The fire was caused by a cigarette dropped in a couch.
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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