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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.

7 civilian home fire fatalities reported by U.S. news media between January 1, 2021 and January 20, 2021,

for criteria = All causes, All residential building types, for the state of New York .
MFI Incident Date City/State Reported Cause Gender Age
1/3 01/18/2021 Hamburg, NY Under investigation n/a n/a
2/3 01/18/2021 Hamburg, NY Under investigation Female n/a
3/3 01/18/2021 Hamburg, NY Under investigation n/a n/a
n/a 01/13/2021 Bronx, NY Smoking Male 84
n/a 01/09/2021 Brooklyn, NY Under investigation Male 86
n/a 01/08/2021 Rochester, NY Under investigation n/a n/a
n/a 01/01/2021 Yonkers, NY Under investigation n/a n/a

MFI = Multiple fatality incident

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