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.

18 civilian home fire fatalities reported by U.S. news media between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015,

for criteria = All causes, All residential building types, for the state of Connecticut .
MFI Incident Date City/State Reported Cause Gender Age
n/a 12/17/2015 Milford, CT Under investigation Male 69
n/a 12/05/2015 New Britain, CT Smoking Male 56
n/a 11/30/2015 Willimantic, CT Under investigation Male n/a
n/a 11/28/2015 New Britain, CT Under investigation Male 56
n/a 11/18/2015 Wethersfield, CT Under investigation Male n/a
n/a 10/06/2015 New Britain, CT Smoking Male 11
n/a 08/23/2015 Derby, CT Under investigation Female 48
n/a 06/27/2015 Hartford, CT Under investigation Female n/a
n/a 05/13/2015 Guilford, CT Under investigation Female 62
n/a 04/23/2015 Ridgefield, CT Under investigation Female 78

MFI = Multiple fatality incident

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