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The Nation's news media is reporting the following residential fire (non-arson) fatalities:
Wednesday, March 17
- 1 dead – Occurred Wednesday, 3/17 – Darlington, SC (Florence – Myrtle Beach, SC): A man was killed in a home fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
- 1 dead – Occurred Wednesday, 3/17 – Cottonwood, CA (Sacramento, CA): A person was killed in a manufactured home fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
- 1 dead – Occurred Tuesday, 3/16 – Tuscaloosa, AL (Birmingham, AL): An 82-year-old man was killed in a home fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
- 1 dead – Occurred Monday, 3/15 – Natchitoches, LA (Shreveport, LA): A 50-year-old blind man was killed in a manufactured home fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation. The home had no working smoke alarms.
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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