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There were 46 fire related deaths in the State of Iowa during 2011.

Name:Gerald Rodenberg, Henry Rodenberg, Ian Rodenberg, Jr
Location of Fire: Arlington, Iowa
Age:73, 6, 5
Date of Fire: 01/01/2011
Date of Death: 01/01/2011
Fire Cause: Undetermined
Cause of Death:Smoke Inhalation
Occupancy: Manufactured Home
Smoke Detector:Yes
Number of Deaths related to fire:3


Name:Marjorie Anderson
Location of Fire: Spirit Lake, Iowa
Age:82
Date of Fire: 01/05/2011
Date of Death: 01/05/2011
Fire Cause: Undetermined
Cause of Death:Smoke/Soot Inhalation
Occupancy: Residence
Smoke Detector:No Smoke Detector
Number of Deaths related to fire:1

Name:Kenneth Allen Thomas
Location of Fire: Weaver, Iowa
Age:47
Date of Fire: 01/24/2011
Date of Death: 01/24/2011
Fire Cause: Undetermined
Cause of Death:Smoke Inhalation
Occupancy: Business
Smoke Detector:Unknown
Number of Deaths related to fire:1

Name:Sandra Rasmussen
Location of Fire: Waterloo, Iowa
Age:37
Date of Fire: 02/25/2011
Date of Death: 02/25/2011
Fire Cause: Undetermined
Cause of Death:Smoke Inhalation
Occupancy: Residence
Smoke Detector:No
Number of Deaths related to fire:1

Name:Taren Burris and Logan Taets
Location of Fire: Wheatland, Iowa
Age:26 and 2
Date of Fire:03/01/2011
Date of Death:03/01/2011
Fire Cause:Accidental
Cause of Death:Smoke Inhalation
Occupancy:Residence
Smoke Detector:Yes - Working
Number of Deaths related to fire:2

Name:Robert Rempe
Location of Fire: Fort Madison, Iowa
Age:56
Date of Fire:03/01/2011
Date of Death:03/01/2011
Fire Cause:Accidental
Cause of Death:Smoke Inhalation
Occupancy:Residence
Smoke Detector:No Smoke Detectors
Number of Deaths related to fire:1

Name:Lennis Parker
Location of Fire: Centerville, Iowa
Age:52
Date of Fire:03/06/2011
Date of Death:03/11/2011
Fire Cause:Undetermined
Cause of Death:Smoke Inhalation/Thermal Injuries
Occupancy:Residence
Smoke Detector:Unknown
Number of Deaths related to fire:1

Name:Timothy Miles and James Mitchell
Location of Fire: Columbus Junction, Iowa
Age: 52 and 57
Date of Fire:03/26/2011
Date of Death:03/26/2011
Fire Cause: Accidental
Cause of Death:Smoke Inhalation
Occupancy:Apartment/Business
Smoke Detector: Yes, Working
Number of Deaths related to fire: 2

Name:Rosilie Dutka, Olivia Rodenberg, Max Rodenberg
Location of Fire:Garnavillo, Iowa
Age: 20, 4 and 11 months
Date of Fire:03/27/2011
Date of Death:03/27/2011
Fire Cause:Undetermined
Cause of Death:Smoke Inhalation/Thermal Injuries; Smoke Inhalation; Smoke Inhalation
Occupancy:Vehicle/Truck
Smoke Detector:N/A
Number of Deaths related to fire:3

Name:Robert Bush
Location of Fire:Vinton, Iowa
Age: 82
Date of Fire:03/29/2011
Date of Death:03/29/2011
Fire Cause:Accidental
Cause of Death:Thermal Injuries
Occupancy:Garden
Smoke Detector:N/A
Number of Deaths related to fire:1

Name:John Droste
Location of Fire:Low Moor, Iowa
Age: 71
Date of Fire:04/01/2011
Date of Death:04/01/2011
Fire Cause:Accidental
Cause of Death:Smoke Inhalation/Thermal Injuries
Occupancy:Vehicle/Car
Smoke Detector:N/A
Number of Deaths related to fire:1

Name:Kay Jessen
Location of Fire:Eagle Grove, Iowa
Age: 50
Date of Fire:04/03/2011
Date of Death:04/03/2011
Fire Cause:Undetermined
Cause of Death:Smoke/Soot Inhalation/Thermal Injuries
Occupancy:Residence
Smoke Detector:Unknown
Number of Deaths related to fire:1

Name:Karen Lee Dillon-Hughes
Location of Fire:Clear Lake, Iowa
Age: 66
Date of Fire:04/19/2011
Date of Death:04/19/2011
Fire Cause:Arson
Cause of Death:Thermal Injuries
Occupancy:Shed
Smoke Detector:N/A
Number of Deaths related to fire:1

Name:Daniel Naylor
Location of Fire:Council Bluffs, Iowa
Age: 37
Date of Fire:05/03/2011
Date of Death:05/03/2011
Fire Cause:Accidental
Cause of Death:Smoke Inhalation
Occupancy:Residence
Smoke Detector:No Smoke Detectors
Number of Deaths related to fire:1

Name:Dustin Ladehoff
Location of Fire:Milford, Iowa
Age: 2
Date of Fire:05/07/2011
Date of Death:05/07/2011
Fire Cause:Arson
Cause of Death:Smoke/Soot Inhalation
Occupancy:Manufactured Home
Smoke Detector:No Smoke Detectors
Number of Deaths related to fire:1

Name:Howard Burgher and Susan Davis
Location of Fire:Fontanelle, Iowa
Age: 60 and 63
Date of Fire:06/04/2011
Date of Death:06/05/2011 and 06/08/2011
Fire Cause:Accidental
Cause of Death:Thermal/Inhalation Injuries and Thermal Injuries
Occupancy:Manufactured Home
Smoke Detector:No Smoke Detectors
Number of Deaths related to fire:2

Name: Donna Thomas
Location of Fire: Carter Lake, Iowa
Age: 73
Date of Fire: 06/07/2011
Date of Death: 06/08/2011
Fire Cause: Accidental
Cause of Death: Burns/Respiratory Failure
Occupancy: Manufactured Home
Smoke Detector: No Smoke Detectors
Number of Deaths related to fire:1

Name:Jack Rupe
Location of Fire:Ottumwa, Iowa
Age: 79
Date of Fire:06/05/2011
Date of Death:06/07/2011
Fire Cause:Accidental
Cause of Death:Thermal Injuries
Occupancy:Apartment
Smoke Detector:Yes, Working
Number of Deaths related to fire:1

Name:Rex Yoakam
Location of Fire:Ottumwa, Iowa
Age: 60
Date of Fire:06/30/2011
Date of Death:06/30/2011
Fire Cause: Helicopter Crash
Cause of Death:Thermal Injuries
Occupancy: Aircraft
Smoke Detector:N/A
Number of Deaths related to fire:1

Name:Colleen Paradine
Location of Fire:La Porte City, Iowa
Age: 53
Date of Fire:07/06/2011
Date of Death:07/06/2011
Fire Cause:Undetermined
Cause of Death:Smoke Inhalation
Occupancy:Business
Smoke Detector:No Smoke Detectors
Number of Deaths related to fire:1

Name:Hubert Dane Harris, Jr.
Location of Fire: Wilton, Iowa
Age: 54
Date of Fire:07/25/2011
Date of Death:07/25/2011
Fire Cause: Plane Crash
Cause of Death:Blunt Force Trauma/Thermal Injuries
Occupancy:Aircraft
Smoke Detector:N/A
Number of Deaths related to fire:1

Name: Collette Beach-Fiser
Location of Fire: Grinnell, Iowa
Age: 19
Date of Fire: 08/19/2011
Date of Death: 08/19/2011
Fire Cause: Undetermined
Cause of Death: Smoke Inhalation/Thermal Injuries
Occupancy: Residence
Smoke Detector:Yes, Unknown If Working
Number of Deaths related to fire:1

Name: David Ekstrand
Location of Fire: Danville, IA
Age: 76
Date of Fire: 08/26/2011
Date of Death: 08/26/2011
Fire Cause: Accidental
Cause of Death: Thermal Injuries
Occupancy: Outside
Smoke Detector: N/A
Number of Deaths related to fire: 1


Name: Raymone Bryant
Location of Fire: Coralville, Iowa
Age: 14
Date of Fire: 09/04/2011
Date of Death:09/04/2011
Fire Cause:Undetermined
Cause of Death: Smoke Inhalation
Occupancy: Residence
Smoke Detector: Yes, Basement Only - Not Working
Number of Deaths related to fire:1

Name: Isaiah Lebeaux, Jr.
Location of Fire: Waterloo, Iowa
Age: 66
Date of Fire: 09/08/2011
Date of Death:09/08/2011
Fire Cause:Undetermined
Cause of Death: Smoke Inhalation/Thermal Injuries
Occupancy: Residence
Smoke Detector: Bedroom/Basement Smoke Detectors - Not Working, Upper Floor Smoke Detector - Working
Number of Deaths related to fire: 1

Name: Kenneth Murphy
Location of Fire: Colfax, Iowa
Age: 63
Date of Fire: 09/09/2011
Date of Death:09/09/2011
Fire Cause: Arson
Cause of Death: Smoke Inhalation/Thermal Injuries
Occupancy: Shed
Smoke Detector: N/A
Number of Deaths related to fire: 1

Name: Jason Darland
Location of Fire: Newton, Iowa
Age: 36
Date of Fire: 09/13/2011
Date of Death:09/13/2011
Fire Cause:Accidental
Cause of Death: Smoke Inhalation/Thermal Injuries
Occupancy: Residence
Smoke Detector: Yes - Working
Number of Deaths related to fire:1

Name: Jim Olmsted
Location of Fire: Colwell, Iowa
Age: 72
Date of Fire: 10/16/2011
Date of Death: 10/16//2011
Fire Cause: Accidental
Cause of Death: Smoke Inhalation
Occupancy: Residence
Smoke Detector: No Smoke Detectors
Number of Deaths related to fire: 1

Name: Malcomb Davis
Location of Fire: Charles City, Iowa
Age: 71
Date of Fire: 10/20/2011
Date of Death: 10/20/2011
Fire Cause: Accidental
Cause of Death: Smoke Inhalation
Occupancy: Vehicle/Truck
Smoke Detector: N/A
Number of Deaths related to fire: 1

Name:Yon-Sook Kim
Location of Fire: Council Bluffs, Iowa
Age: 77
Date of Fire:10/19/11
Date of Death: 10/19/2011
Fire Cause: Accidental
Cause of Death: Smoke Inhalation
Occupancy: Residence
Smoke Detector: Yes - Not Working
Number of Deaths related to fire: 1


Name: Aaron Ketty Chulu
Location of Fire: Urbandale, Iowa
Age: 39
Date of Fire: 10/22/2011
Date of Death: 10/22/2011
Fire Cause: Arson
Cause of Death: Smoke Inhalation
Occupancy: Residence
Smoke Detector: Yes - Working
Number of Deaths related to fire: 1


Name: Gary Minix
Location of Fire: Coralville, Iowa
Age: 40
Date of Fire: 11/01/2011
Date of Death: 11/01/2011
Fire Cause: Semi-Tractor Crash
Cause of Death: Smoke Inhalation/Thermal Injuries
Occupancy: Vehicle/Truck
Smoke Detector: N/A
Number of Deaths related to fire: 1

Name: Margaret Meicher
Location of Fire: Dubuque, Iowa
Age: 78
Date of Fire: 11/11/2011
Date of Death: 11/11/2011
Fire Cause: Accidental
Cause of Death: Smoke Inhalation
Occupancy: Apartment
Smoke Detector: Yes-Unknown if working
Number of Deaths related to fire:1

Name: Patricia Erickson
Location of Fire: Clinton, Iowa
Age: 67
Date of Fire: 11/28/2011
Date of Death: 11/28/2011
Fire Cause: Undetermined
Cause of Death: Smoke Inhalation
Occupancy: Residence
Smoke Detector: Yes-unknown if working
Number of Deaths related to fire: 1

Name:Cody Allen Garreans-Walsh
Location of Fire: Jefferson, IA
Age: 18
Date of Fire: 12/06/2011
Date of Death: 12/06/2011
Fire Cause: Undetermined
Cause of Death: Smoke Inhalation/Thermal Injuries
Occupancy: Residence
Smoke Detector: Yes-unknown if working
Number of Deaths related to fire: 1

Name: Fredrick G. Eaton
Location of Fire: Ottumwa, IA
Age: 48
Date of Fire: 12/07/2011
Date of Death: 12/07/2011
Fire Cause: Accidental
Cause of Death: Smoke Inhalation
Occupancy: Motel/Boarding House
Smoke Detector: Yes-unknown if working
Number of Deaths related to fire: 1

Name: Maurice Deutsch and Elaine Deutsch
Location of Fire: Ionia, Iowa
Age: 89, 83
Date of Fire: 12/21/2011
Date of Death: 12/21/2011
Fire Cause: Undetermined
Cause of Death: Smoke Inhalation
Occupancy: Residence
Smoke Detector: Yes-working
Number of Deaths related to fire: 2

Name: Ronald Eid
Location of Fire: Fort Madison, Iowa
Age: 67
Date of Fire: 12/30/2011
Date of Death: 12/30/2011
Fire Cause: Accidental
Cause of Death: Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Occupancy: Residence
Smoke Detector: No Smoke Detectors
Number of Deaths related to fire: 1

 

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