Home fire fatalities in the news

Information on home 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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We gather home fire fatality information from U.S. news media reports published within 24-48 hours after a fatal fire. These early reports provide only basic information about what happened, such as how many fatalities, when and where the fire happened, and the type of home, for example, a house, apartment or mobile home. Most fires require investigations that can take weeks or months to complete. For this reason, the information found on this page should be viewed only as preliminary, especially as it relates to the cause of the fire and the presence or absence of working smoke alarms.

1167 civilian home fire fatalities reported by U.S. news media between January 1, 2016 and June 25, 2016,

for criteria = All causes, All residential building types, for All states .
MFI Incident Date City/State Reported Cause Gender Age
n/a 06/23/2016 Hudson, MA Under Investigation Female 76
n/a 06/23/2016 Sedalia, MO Under Investigation Male n/a
n/a 06/22/2016 Bellwood, IL Under Investigation Female n/a
n/a 06/22/2016 Galesburg, IL Natural Female 76
n/a 06/22/2016 Eureka (Jefferson County), MO Under Investigation Female 66
n/a 06/22/2016 La Jolla, CA Smoking Female n/a
n/a 06/22/2016 Santa Rosa, CA Under Investigation Male 86
n/a 06/22/2016 Long Beach, CA Under Investigation Male 35
n/a 06/22/2016 North Augusta, SC Under Investigation Male 69
1/2 06/22/2016 Sonoita, AZ Under Investigation n/a n/a

MFI = Multiple fatality incident

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