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2010 Iowa Fire Fatalities Graphic

As of 12-31-2010 there have been 33 fire related deaths in the State of Iowa. A listing of the 2010 fire related deaths is below.

Name: Hedy L. Zook
Location of Fire: Sioux City, Iowa
Age: 87
Date of Fire: 01/07/2010
Date of Death: 01/07/2010
Fire Cause: Undetermined
Cause of Death: Smoke Inhalation
Occupancy: Residence
Smoke Detector: Presence Unknown
Number of Deaths related to fire: 1

Name:Makala Prudhome
Location of Fire: Council Bluffs, Iowa
Age:8
Date of Fire: 01/18/2010
Date of Death:01/18/2010
Fire Cause: Undetermined
Cause of Death:Smoke Inhalation
Occupancy: Motor Home
Smoke Detector: N/A
Number of Deaths related to fire:1

Name:Della Molitor, Tonya Molitor, Tyler Wade, Patrick Molitor
Location of Fire: Clinton, Iowa
Age:59, 32, 6, 3
Date of Fire: 01/22/2010
Date of Death: 01/22/2010
Fire Cause: Undetermined
Cause of Death:Smoke Inhalation
Occupancy: Residence
Smoke Detector:No Working Detector
Number of Deaths related to fire:4

Name:William McCune
Location of Fire: Williamsburg, Iowa
Age:39
Date of Fire: 02/24/2010
Date of Death:02/24/2010
Fire Cause: Accidental Wood Burning Stove
Cause of Death:Smoke and Soot Inhalation
Occupancy: Manufactured Home
Smoke Detector:No
Number of Deaths related to fire:1

Name:Paul Rice
Location of Fire: Morning Sun, Iowa
Age:48
Date of Fire: 03/04/2010
Date of Death:03/04/2010
Fire Cause: Careless discarding of smoking materials
Cause of Death:Smoke Inhalation
Occupancy: Manufactured Home
Smoke Detector:Present, unknown if working
Number of Deaths related to fire:1

Name:Ardella Mae Owens
Location of Fire: Ankeny, Iowa
Age:85
Date of Fire: 03/15/2010
Date of Death:03/15/2010
Fire Cause: Undetermined
Cause of Death:Smoke Inhalation
Occupancy: Double-Wide Manufactured Home
Smoke Detector:Undetermined
Number of Deaths related to fire:1

Name:Mark Ebner
Location of Fire: Ft. Dodge, Iowa
Age:50
Date of Fire: 03/15/2010
Date of Death:03/18/2010
Fire Cause: Undetermined
Cause of Death: Thermal Injuries and Smoke Inhalation
Occupancy: Residence
Smoke Detector:Yes, not working
Number of Deaths related to fire:1

Name:Charles William Hall
Location of Fire: Melbourne, Iowa
Age:48
Date of Fire:05/09/2010
Date of Death:05/09/2010
Fire Cause: Undetermined
Cause of Death:Thermal Injuries and Smoke Inhalation (Contributing Factor)
Occupancy:Vehicle
Smoke Detector: N/A
Number of Deaths related to fire:1

Name:Rodney Lee Noye
Location of Fire: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Age:35
Date of Fire:05/10/2010
Date of Death:05/10/2010
Fire Cause: Undetermined
Cause of Death:Smoke Inhalation
Occupancy:Apartment
Smoke Detector: No working detector
Number of Deaths related to fire:1

Name: Melanie Jo Sheldahl
Location of Fire: Des Moines, Iowa
Age:54
Date of Fire:06/02/2010
Date of Death:06/02/2010
Fire Cause: Accidental - Kitchen Stove
Cause of Death:Smoke Inhalation
Occupancy:Residence
Smoke Detector: Yes, Working
Number of Deaths related to fire:1

Name: Michael Fitzsimmons
Location of Fire: Dubuque, Iowa
Age:62
Date of Fire:08/13/2010
Date of Death:08/13/2010
Fire Cause: Accidental - Smoking Materials/Oxygen Use
Cause of Death:Smoke/Soot Inhalation
Occupancy:Apartment
Smoke Detector: Common Areas - Working
Number of Deaths related to fire:1

Name: Alex Bazzetta
Location of Fire: Council Bluffs, Iowa
Age:7
Date of Fire:09/20/2010
Date of Death:09/20/2010
Fire Cause: Undetermined
Cause of Death:Smoke Inhalation
Occupancy:Residence
Smoke Detector: No
Number of Deaths related to fire:1

Name: John Hosier
Location of Fire: Cedar Falls, Iowa
Age:52
Date of Fire:10/06/2010
Date of Death:10/07/2010
Fire Cause: Accidental
Cause of Death:Thermal Injuries
Occupancy:Outside/Yard
Smoke Detector: N/A
Number of Deaths related to fire:1

Name: Ernest Mooney
Location of Fire: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Age:59
Date of Fire:10/07/2010
Date of Death:10/08/2010
Fire Cause: Accidental
Cause of Death:Thermal Injuries
Occupancy:Apartment
Smoke Detector: No
Number of Deaths related to fire:1

Name: Loren Arp
Location of Fire:Walcott, Iowa
Age:61
Date of Fire:10/01/2010
Date of Death:11/09/2010
Fire Cause:Accidental
Cause of Death:Thermal Injuries
Occupancy:Outside/Combine
Smoke Detector: N/A
Number of Deaths related to fire:1

Name:Mark Brown
Location of Fire:Anita, Iowa
Age:59
Date of Fire:10/14/2010
Date of Death:10/14/2010
Fire Cause:Accidental
Cause of Death:Thermal Injuries/Smoke Inhalation
Occupancy:Outside/Combine
Smoke Detector: N/A
Number of Deaths related to fire:1

Name:Clara Anne Pearson
Location of Fire:Washington, Iowa
Age:87
Date of Fire:10/28/2010
Date of Death:10/28/2010
Fire Cause:Accidental
Cause of Death:Smoke/Soot Inhalation
Occupancy:Residence
Smoke Detector: Yes, Working
Number of Deaths related to fire: 1

Name:Charles Land
Location of Fire:Keokuk, Iowa
Age:79
Date of Fire:10/30/2010
Date of Death:10/30/2010
Fire Cause:Accidental
Cause of Death:Thermal Injuries
Occupancy:Outside/yard
Smoke Detector: N/A
Number of Deaths related to fire: 1

Name:Stacie Lyn Timmer
Location of Fire:Waterloo, Iowa
Age:32
Date of Fire:11/01/2010
Date of Death:11/01/2010
Fire Cause:Under Investigation
Cause of Death:Thermal Injuries/Smoke Inhalation
Occupancy:Residence
Smoke Detector: Presence Unknown
Number of Deaths related to fire:1

Name:Genevieve Mincks
Location of Fire:Seymour, Iowa
Age:86
Date of Fire:11/03/2010
Date of Death:11/03/2010
Fire Cause:Undetermined
Cause of Death:Smoke/Soot Inhalation
Occupancy:Residence
Smoke Detector: Yes, Working
Number of Deaths related to fire:1

Name:George Davis, Sr., Diana Davis
Location of Fire:Tama, Iowa
Age:57, 54
Date of Fire:11/05/2010
Date of Death:11/05/2010
Fire Cause:Undetermined
Cause of Death:Smoke Inhalation
Occupancy:Residence
Smoke Detector: No smoke detector
Number of Deaths related to fire:2

Name:Justin Hamaker
Location of Fire:Leon, Iowa
Age:37
Date of Fire:11/10/2010
Date of Death:11/10/2010
Fire Cause:Undetermined
Cause of Death:Thermal Injuries/Smoke Inhalation
Occupancy:Vehicle
Smoke Detector: N/A
Number of Deaths related to fire:1

Name:David Waller
Location of Fire:Mediapolis, Iowa
Age:75
Date of Fire:11/14/2010
Date of Death:11/14/2010
Fire Cause:Undetermined
Cause of Death:Smoke Inhalation
Occupancy:Residence
Smoke Detector: Presence Unknown
Number of Deaths related to fire:1

Name:Goldie Edwards
Location of Fire:Clinton, Iowa
Age:84
Date of Fire:12/02/2010
Date of Death:12/03/2010
Fire Cause:Undetermined
Cause of Death:Thermal Injuries/Smoke Inhalation
Occupancy:Apartment
Smoke Detector: Yes, Working
Number of Deaths related to fire:1

Name:Connie Meyer-Blomme
Location of Fire:Belle Plaine, Iowa
Age:57
Date of Fire:12/05/2010
Date of Death:12/05/2010
Fire Cause:Undetermined
Cause of Death:Thermal Injuries/Smoke Inhalation
Occupancy:Residence
Smoke Detector: Presence Unknown
Number of Deaths related to fire:1

Name:Mathew Caldwell
Location of Fire:Van Wert, Iowa
Age:17
Date of Fire:12/05/2010
Date of Death:12/05/2010
Fire Cause:Accidental - Wood Burning Stove Chimney
Cause of Death:Thermal Injuries/Smoke Inhalation
Occupancy:Residence
Smoke Detector: No Smoke Detector
Number of Deaths related to fire:1

Name:Jacob Charley
Location of Fire:Waterloo, Iowa
Age:18
Date of Fire:12/05/2010
Date of Death:12/05/2010
Fire Cause:Accidental
Cause of Death:Blunt Force Trauma/Thermal Injuries
Occupancy:Vehicle
Smoke Detector: N/A
Number of Deaths related to fire:1

Name:Neil Duncan
Location of Fire:Marengo, Iowa
Age:40
Date of Fire:12/19/2010
Date of Death:12/19/2010
Fire Cause:Undetermined
Cause of Death:Smoke Inhalation
Occupancy:Apartment
Smoke Detector: Presence Unknown
Number of Deaths related to fire:1

Name:Kenneth Nielsen
Location of Fire:Blockton, Iowa
Age:74
Date of Fire:12/24/2010
Date of Death:12/24/2010
Fire Cause:Undetermined
Cause of Death:Smoke Inhalation
Occupancy:Manufactured Home
Smoke Detector: Presence Unknown
Number of Deaths related to fire:1
 

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