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The Nation's news media is reporting the following residential fire (non-arson) fatalities:
Thursday, March 18
- 2 dead – Occurred Monday, 3/15 – Wenatchee, WA (Seattle – Tacoma, WA): Two women were killed in an apartment fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
- 1 dead – Occurred Thursday, 3/18 – Columbus, MS: An 18-year-old man was killed in a home fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
- 1 dead – Occurred Thursday, 3/18 - Little Rock, AR: A 34-year-old mentally challenged woman was killed in a home fire. Officials believe the fire was caused by a heater.
- 1 dead – Occurred Thursday, 3/18 – Farmington, OH (Youngstown, OH): A woman in her 50s was killed in a home fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
- 1 dead – Occurred Thursday, 3/18 – Spencer, WV (Charleston – Huntington, WV): A man was killed in a home fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
- 1 dead – Occurred Wednesday, 3/17 – Perry, NY (Buffalo, NY): A woman in her 40s was killed in an apartment fire. The fire was caused by 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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