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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.

57 civilian home fire fatalities reported by U.S. news media Jan. 1 - May 10, 2021.

Criteria used to create this report:

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

MFI Incident Date City/State Reported Cause Gender Age
n/a 05/06/2021 Westerville, OH Under investigation n/a n/a
n/a 05/05/2021 Mansfield, OH Under investigation Male 80
1/2 05/02/2021 Columbus, OH Under investigation Female 2
2/2 05/02/2021 Columbus, OH Under investigation Female 1
n/a 04/23/2021 Lorain, OH Under investigation Male 67
n/a 04/21/2021 Gallipolis, OH Under investigation Male 84
n/a 04/21/2021 Lorain, OH Under investigation Male 67
n/a 04/10/2021 Wadsworth, OH Under investigation Female 75
n/a 04/04/2021 Marion, OH Heating Male 55
n/a 04/01/2021 New Miami, Butler County, OH Under investigation Male 55
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