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The Nation's news media is reporting the following residential fire (non-arson) fatalities:

This is a new blog I would like to start posting weekly with information from the USFA. Everyday people in this country die from fire and as firefighters it's our job to try to prevent this and put ourselves out of a job. We don't want to see this and it's tragic even with one loss of life. This should serve as a good reminder of why we do what we do.

Tuesday, January 26

2 dead – Occurred Tuesday, 1/26 – Springfield, VA (Washington, DC): Two men were killed in a home fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation. This one in FAirfax Co. Here is a link from FFCC associated with it and a close call Close Call in VA.
2 dead – Occurred Monday, 1/25 – Sandy, UT (Salt Lake City, UT): A 90-year-old woman and her 54-year-old disabled daughter were killed in a home fire. A discarded cigarette left smoldering in a chair caused the fire.
2 dead – Occurred Monday, 1/25 – Thornhurst, PA (Wilkes Barre – Scranton, PA): An 87-year-old woman and her 46-year-old son were killed in a home fire. The woman was confined to a wheelchair. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
1 dead – Occurred Tuesday, 1/26 – Jackson County, NC (Raleigh – Durham, NC): A man in his mid-50s was killed in an apartment fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
1 dead – Occurred Tuesday, 1/26 – Lafayette, LA: A 54-year-old disabled man was killed in a manufactured home fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
1 dead – Occurred Tuesday, 1/26 – Leesburg, FL (Orlando – Daytona Beach, FL): A person was killed in a home fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
1 dead – Occurred Monday, 1/25 – Bayfield, CO (Albuquerque, NM): A toddler was killed in a manufactured home fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
1 dead – Occurred Monday, 1/25 – Fresno, CA: An 86-year-old woman was killed in an apartment fire. Officials believe the fire was caused by improperly discarded smoking materials.
1 dead – Occurred Monday, 1/25 – Eau Claire, WI (La Crosse – Eau Claire, WI): A 73-year-old man was killed in an apartment fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
1 dead – Occurred Monday, 1/25 – Norwalk, OH (Cleveland, OH): A 66-year-old man succumbed from injuries sustained in a home fire that occurred Thursday, 1/14. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
1 dead – Occurred Monday, 1/25 – Crete, NE (Lincoln, NE): A 50-year-old man was killed in a home fire. Official believe the fire was caused by improperly discarded smoking materials.
1 dead – Occurred Sunday, 1/24 – Collins, MS (Hattiesburg – Laurel, MS): A 60-year-old man was killed in a home fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
1 dead – Occurred Saturday, 1/23: A 53-year-old woman was killed in a home fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Monday, January 25:
5 dead – Occurred Saturday, 1/23 – Nashville, TN: A 50-year-old man, his 32-year-old wife; their daughters, eight and four-years-old; and a family friend, a 24-year-old man were killed in a duplex fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
4 dead Clinton, IA (Davenport, IA – Rock Island – Moline, IL) – Four people were killed in a home fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation. The home had no working smoke alarms.
2 dead Hartsgrove Township, OH (Cleveland, OH) A 46-year-old man and a 49-year-old woman were killed in a home fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
2 dead Martin, TN (Paducah, KY – Cape Girardeau, MO – Harrisburg, IL) – A 41-year-old man and an infant boy were killed in a manufactured home fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
1 dead Marion, SC (Florence – Myrtle Beach, SC) – A 62-year-old man was killed in a home fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
1 dead South Chicago, IL (Chicago, IL) – A 69-year-old man was killed in a home fire. Officials believe a space heater may have been too close to flammables, which caused the fire.
1 dead Edgewater, MD (Baltimore, MD) – A person was killed in a home fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
1 dead Templeton, CA (Santa Barbara, CA) – A person was killed in a home fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
1 dead Dekalb, GA (Atlanta, GA) – A person was killed in a home fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
1 dead Orchard Mesa, (Grand Junction – Montrose, CO) – An 86-year-old woman was killed in a home fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
1 dead Racine, WI (Milwaukee, WI) – A 20-year-old man was killed in an apartment fire. Officials said the fire was caused by unattended cooking.

Friday, January 22
3 dead Richmond, VA – Two men and a woman were killed in a home fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation. 3 dead Columbia Falls, MT (Missoula, MT) – Three people were killed in a home fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation. The home had no working smoke alarms.
1 dead Elsah, IL (St. Louis, MO) – A 62-year-old woman was killed in a home fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
1 dead San Carlos, CA (San Francisco, CA) – A disabled woman was killed in a home fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
1 dead Palm Springs, CA – A person was killed in a manufactured home fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation. 1 dead Newton, NJ (New York, NY) – A person was killed in an apartment fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
1 dead Dayton, OH – A 72-year-old man was killed in an apartment fire. While cooking, the victim’s clothes caught on fire.
1 dead Alamogordo, NM (Albuquerque, NM) – A 47-year-old woman was killed in a home fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Thursday, January 21
4 dead 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 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 St. Charles, MO (St. Louis, MO) – A woman was killed in a home fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
1 dead 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 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 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 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 undetermined.

Wednesday, January 20
1 dead Beloit, WI (Madison, WI)– A man was killed in a home fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation. 1 dead Buckhannon, WV (Clarksburg – Weston, WV) – A 67-year-old man was killed in a home fire. Officials believe the fire started around a wood stove.
1 dead Picayune, MS (New Orleans, LA) – A 54 year-old man was killed in a home fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
1 dead Parkers Prairie, MN (Fargo, ND) – A man was killed in a home fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
1 dead New Castle, CO (Denver, CO) – A woman was killed in a manufactured home fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
1 dead Elkhart, IN (South Bend, IN) – A 47-year-old woman was killed in a manufactured home fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
1 dead Roland, AR (Little Rock, AR) – A woman was killed in a home fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation. 1 dead Hillcrest Heights, MD (Washington, DC) – A 37-year-old woman was killed in a home fire. The fire was caused by careless smoking.

Tuesday, January 19
1 dead South Salt Lake, UT– A 10-year-old boy was killed in an apartment fire. Officials believe the fire started in a corner near a Christmas tree.
1 dead Lemay, MO (St. Louis, MO) – A 60-year-old woman was killed in a home fire. Officials found a smoke alarm in the home, but are not sure if it was working. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
1 dead Manchester, PA (Pittsburgh, PA) – A 49-year-old man was killed in a home fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.


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