Residential Fire Fatalities in the News

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Information on residential fire fatalities is compiled through a daily Internet search (Monday-Friday) of U.S. news media reports. The primary purpose of this information is to help raise awareness about the danger of fire and the frequency of home fire deaths.

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USFA estimates approximately one-third to one-half of the total number of residential fire fatalities that occur each year are captured on this page. Information is obtained from news media reports published or aired within 24-48 hours after the fire; therefore, complete information is not available. Most fires require a post-incident investigation that may take days or months to complete. Only at the conclusion of the investigation will relevant facts be determined. For this reason, the statistics found on this page are only preliminary and should be viewed as such.

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1038 civilian fire fatalities reported by U.S. news media between January 1, 2014 and April 23, 2014, for criteria = All Causes, All Residential Building Types.

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MFI Incident Date City/State Reported Cause Gender Age Additional Information
n/a 04/23/2014 Howland Township, OH Under Investigation Female 80 An 80-year-old woman died in a house fire.
1/2 04/22/2014 Creedmore, NC Under Investigation Male 88 A 77-year-old woman and her 88-year-old husband died in a house fire.
2/2 04/22/2014 Creedmore, NC Under Investigation Female 77
n/a 04/22/2014 Oklahoma City, OK Under Investigation Male 6 A 6-year-old boy died in a house fire caused by an explosion.
n/a 04/22/2014 Albertson, NY Under Investigation Male 95 A 95-year-old man died in a house fire.
n/a 04/22/2014 Memphis, TN Under Investigation Male n/a A man died in an apartment fire.
n/a 04/21/2014 Austin, TX Under Investigation Male 35 A 35-year-old man died in an apartment fire.
n/a 04/21/2014 Tulsa, OK Under Investigation Male n/a A man died in a house fire.
1/2 04/21/2014 Wilcox County, AL Under Investigation n/a 2 A 32-year-old mother and her 2-year-old child died in a mobile home fire.
2/2 04/21/2014 Wilcox County, AL Under Investigation Female 32

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