Residential fire fatalities in the news

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.

USFA creates, reviews and collects resources that can be used in public outreach activities to help keep communities safe from fire.

Explore these materials to help increase awareness about fire safety and prevention.

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.

8 civilian fire fatalities reported by U.S. news media on April 5, 2012 for criteria = All Causes, All Residential Building Types.

MFI Incident Date City/State Reported Cause Gender Age
1/2 04/05/2012 Newington, CT Under Investigation Female 40
2/2 04/05/2012 Newington, CT Under Investigation Female n/a
n/a 04/05/2012 Prince George County, VA Under Investigation Female n/a
n/a 04/05/2012 Pittsburgh, PA Under Investigation Male 35
n/a 04/05/2012 Northampton County, VA Electrical Malfunction Female 79
n/a 04/05/2012 Columbus, OH Under Investigation Female 36
n/a 04/05/2012 Fort Wayne, IN Under Investigation Male n/a
n/a 04/05/2012 Shaws Bend, CO Cooking Female 2

MFI = Multiple fatality incident

Additional Filters Show Only

Smoke Alarms Show Only

Adobe PDF

Export Data

Please select the correct date range under the the criteria within the Map or Detailed Report views, click Update Report, and then select a link below.

Adobe PDF