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Arson and Juveniles Responding to the Violence: Special Report

The purpose of this report is to document the problem of older children who set fires resulting in serious or potentially serious consequences.

Children Left Home Alone: Eleven Die in Two Fires (Detroit, MI - January/February 1993)

The causes of these fires and the factors which led to the tragic loss of these young lives provide vivid lessons about the dangers of leaving children home alone.

College Dormitory Fires in Dover, DE and Farmville, VA (April 1987)

These incidents point to the importance of enforcing fire safety policies and procedures in dormitories and encouraging use of the 911 emergency number for reporting emergencies to appropriate authorities.

Eight Children and Two Adults Die in Rural House Fire (Remer, MN - January 1989)

This report on a tragic rural house fire on New Year's Eve includes a detailed description of the State Fire Marshal's process in investigating and analyzing the fire, particularly in regard to cause.

Eight Fatality Row House Fire: Lessons Learned from Residential Fires with Five or More Fatalities (Chester, PA - December 1992)

Eight children left unattended die in one room of a row house when they are unable to escape a rapidly spreading fire.

Fires Involving Medical Oxygen Equipment: Special Report

This report describes the general hazards associated with oxygen-enriched atmospheres, including aluminum in contact with high-pressure oxygen, a number of recent incidents, maintenance recommendations, and contributing factors are also included.

Four Fatality Fire in Residential Board and Care Facility (Bessemer, AL - September 1990)

This report compares a fire in a residential board and care facility equipped with automatic sprinkler systems that failed to control a fire - to a fire in a dormitory that had an effective sprinkler system.

Four House Fires that Killed 28 Children (September - December 1987)

These tragic house fires underscore the need for public fire education programs targeted to low-income families.

Kona Village Apartments Fire (Bremerton, WA - November 1997)

An early morning fire in a large apartment building caused the death of four elderly residents and forced the evacuation of 150 residents. The construction features of the non-sprinklered building contributed to the fire spread.

Multiple Fatality Single Dwelling Fire (St. Cloud, FL - June 2001)

A technical review of a Florida house fire that killed six people - five of them children under age seven - stresses the importance of smoke alarms, notably in fires that occur when residents would be asleep.

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