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.

1542 civilian home fire fatalities reported by U.S. news media between January 1, 2016 and September 25, 2016,

for criteria = All causes, All residential building types, for All states .
MFI Incident Date City/State Reported Cause Gender Age
n/a 09/21/2016 Augusta, GA Under Investigation Female 24
n/a 09/21/2016 Plainfield, CT Under Investigation Female 6
n/a 09/20/2016 Etowah County, AL Under Investigation Female 69
n/a 09/20/2016 Tillman's Corner (Mobile County), AL Under Investigation n/a n/a
n/a 09/19/2016 Selden, NY Under Investigation Female 85
n/a 09/19/2016 Island Lake, IL Under Investigation Female n/a
n/a 09/18/2016 Manistee, MI Under Investigation Female 36
n/a 09/18/2016 Greenwich, CT Under Investigation Female n/a
n/a 09/18/2016 Ville Platte, LA Under Investigation Male 62
1/3 09/17/2016 Watertown Township, Carver County, MN Under Investigation Female 32

MFI = Multiple fatality incident

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