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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.

19 civilian home fire fatalities reported by U.S. news media Jan. 1 - July 7, 2022.

Criteria used to create this report:

All causes
All residential building types
State of Mississippi
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MFI = Multiple fatality incident

MFI Incident Date City/State Reported Cause Gender Age
1/2 06/30/2022 Harrison County, MS Electrical malfunction n/a 63
2/2 06/30/2022 Harrison County, MS Electrical malfunction Female 60
n/a 06/01/2022 Sherman (Pontotoc County), MS Under investigation Male 90
1/2 05/28/2022 Kiln, MS Under investigation Female 52
2/2 05/28/2022 Kiln, MS Under investigation Male 58
n/a 04/23/2022 Lauderdale County, MS Under investigation Male 77
n/a 03/24/2022 Escatawpa, MS Under investigation Male 81
n/a 03/05/2022 Lawrence County, MS Under investigation n/a n/a
n/a 03/01/2022 Greenville, MS Under investigation n/a 3
n/a 02/27/2022 Tunica County, MS Under investigation Male 68
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