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.

1363 civilian home fire fatalities reported by U.S. news media between January 1, 2018 and June 21, 2018,

for criteria = All causes, All residential building types, for All states .
MFI Incident Date City/State Reported Cause Gender Age
n/a 06/20/2018 Bayonne, NJ Under investigation Female 42
n/a 06/20/2018 Cross Plains, IN Under investigation Male n/a
n/a 06/20/2018 York Township, PA Under investigation n/a n/a
n/a 06/19/2018 Exeter, NH Under investigation Female 65
n/a 06/19/2018 Livingston, TX Under investigation Female 59
n/a 06/19/2018 Glendive, MT Under investigation n/a n/a
n/a 06/18/2018 Queens, NY Smoking Female 71
n/a 06/18/2018 Columbia, SC Under investigation Female 68
n/a 06/18/2018 Ronkonkoma, NY Under investigation Male 60
n/a 06/18/2018 North Prairie, WI Under investigation n/a n/a

MFI = Multiple fatality incident

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