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.
142 civilian home fire fatalities reported by U.S. news media Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2018.
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MFI = Multiple fatality incident
|MFI||Incident Date||City/State||Reported Cause||Gender||Age|
|1/2||12/30/2018||Long Island, NY||Open flame||Female||68|
|2/2||12/30/2018||Long Island, NY||Open flame||Female||4|
|n/a||12/29/2018||Oneonta, NY||Under investigation||Male||38|
|n/a||12/28/2018||Nassau, (Rensselaer County), NY||Under investigation||n/a||n/a|
|n/a||12/26/2018||Saratoga Springs, NY||Under investigation||Female||79|
|n/a||12/26/2018||Queens, NY||Under investigation||Female||16|
|1/2||12/23/2018||Queens, NY||Under investigation||Male||64|
|2/2||12/23/2018||Queens, NY||Under investigation||Male||86|
|1/3||12/21/2018||Buffalo, NY||Under investigation||Female||26|
|2/3||12/21/2018||Buffalo, NY||Under investigation||Male||8|