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The Nation's news media is reporting the following residential fire (non-arson) fatalities:
Wednesday, March 31
2 dead - Occurred Tuesday, 3/30 - New Madrid, MO (Paducah, KY – Cape Girardeau, MO – Harrisburg, IL): An 82-year-old man and his 45-year-old son were killed in a home fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
1 dead - Occurred Wednesday, 3/31 - Prentiss County, MS (Jackson, MS): A person was killed in a home fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
1 dead – Occurred Wednesday, 3/31 – Pittsburgh, PA: A 42-year-old man was killed in home fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
1 dead - Occurred Tuesday, 3/30 - Homewood, IL (Chicago, IL): An elderly man was killed in a home fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
1 dead - Occurred Monday, 3/29 – Statesboro, GA (Savannah, GA): A 78-year-old woman was killed in a home fire. The fire was caused by an overloaded extension cord.
1 dead - Occurred Sunday, 3/21 - St. Albans, VT (Burlington, VT – Plattsburgh, NY): On Monday, 3/29 an elderly man succumbed to injuries sustained in a home fire that occurred on Sunday, 3/21. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
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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