January 8-15, 2016
This week there were a number of reports of multi-fatality fires from around the country, including cases in which entire families were killed. There were three reported firefighter on-duty deaths, as well as a Texas medical death from November 2015 reported to the U.S. Fire Administration.
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Authorities say the bodies of four adults have been found inside a home after a late-night fire was reported at the residence.
Investigators examined the burned wreckage of a home Tuesday to determine what caused an explosion and extensive fire that killed a family of four in northeast Ohio.
Five members of a family were killed Wednesday when an early morning fire swept through their Rock Falls home, officials said.
Three people were found dead and one was injured in a mobile home fire in the southeast Iowa city of Montrose.
Joshua Mequaine Woods, 24, was killed Tuesday in a traffic accident while responding to a call.
Oak Park (IL) Firefighter/Paramedic Kenneth K. Harris died after suffering cardiac arrest following a shift.
Fremont County (WY) Fire Protection District Deputy Chief Clarence “Speed” Hartbank, 79, has passed away after succumbing to injuries he sustained in a fire.
Firefighters were forced to bail out of a Wilmington residential fire that claimed the lives of two young girls.
Retired FDNY firefighter Ray Pfeifer–who is currently suffering stage 4 cancer from his time at Ground Zero–was honored by the city of New York.
Research shows that 30 years ago, you had about 17 minutes to escape a house fire. Today, you have only three or four minutes.