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Each year communities across the State of Iowa lose valued members to fires in homes, garages and vehicles. Below is a glimpse at the tragedy that is fire related fatalities in Iowa.

While reviewing the list of deceased and the fires that claimed their lives, please take note that many of the homes in which these individuals died, did not have properly working smoke detectors.

2014 Fire Fatalities:

Name Age Location Fire Death Cause of Fire Cause of Death Occupancy Smoke Detector
Gil R Stachar 85 Arlington 01/24/14 01/24/13 Undetermined Carbon Monoxide Poisoning due to Smoke Inhalation Residence Unknown
James D McCain 29 Arlington 01/24/14 01/24/13 Undetermined Carbon Monoxide Poisoning due to Smoke Inhalation Residence Unknown
Amanda L Miller 27 Arlington 01/24/14 01/24/13 Undetermined Carbon Monoxide Poisoning due to Smoke Inhalation Residence Unknown
Delacisey Seales 4 Arlington 01/24/14 01/24/13 Undetermined Carbon Monoxide Poisoning due to Smoke Inhalation Residence Unknown
Isabella Miller 1 Arlington 01/24/14 01/24/13 Undetermined Carbon Monoxide Poisoning due to Smoke Inhalation Residence Unknown
Mary A Parker 78 Davenport 02/16/14 02/17/14 Accidental Thermal Injuries Residence Yes-Working
Michael G Waltemeyer 15 Marshalltown 02/17/14 02/17/14 Undetermined Smoke Inhalation Residence Yes-Unknown if Working
John A Loyd 74 Salem 02/19/14 02/19/14 Accidental Blast & Thermal Injuries Manufactured Home Yes-Working
Barbara A Loyd 72 Salem 02/19/14 02/19/14 Accidental Blast & Thermal Injuries Manufactured Home Yes-Working
Donald J Paulsen 82 Mason City 03/01/14 03/07/14 Accidental Thermal Injuries Garage N/A
Bob Spurling 88 Booneville 03/03/14 03/03/14 Undetermined Carbon Monoxide Poisoning due to Smoke Inhalation Manufactured Home Unknown
Theresa Blake-Johnson 34 Andrew 03/07/14 03/07/14 Undetermined Carbon Monoxide Poisoning due to Smoke Inhalation Manufactured Home Unknown
Thomas L Gregory 62 Montezuma 03/29/14 03/30/14 Accidental Thermal Injuries Outside N/A
Josh Nelson 27 Charles City 03/31/14 03/31/14 Accidental Carbon Monoxide Poisoning due to Smoke Inhalation Apartment Present, Unknown if Working
Eugene Phelps 76 Coon Rapids 04/11/14 04/19/14 Controlled Burn/Out of Control Thermal Injuries Outside N/A
Generose M Bennett 78 Delaware 04/20/14 04/20/14 Intentional Thermal Injuries Outside N/A
David G Norman 37 Marion 04/27/14 04/27/14 Accidental Smoke Inhalation Residence Yes, Working
Richard Elliott 64 Readlyn 05/04/14 05/04/14 Undetermined Carbon Monoxide Poisoning due to Smoke Inhalation Duplex Present, Not Working
Maycia Colburn-Lerette 6 mos Council Bluffs 05/11/14 05/11/14 Undetermined Carbon Monoxide Poisoning due to Smoke Inhalation Residence Yes, Unknown if Working
James R Shepard 50 Fort Dodge 05/24/14 06/04/14 Arson Burns and Smoke Inhalation Shed None
Vivian Swain 101 Council Bluffs 05/31/14 05/31/14 Undetermined Carbon Monoxide Poisoning due to Smoke Inhalation Residence Unknown if Present
Jessica Luke 23 Creston 07/02/13 07/02/14 Accidental Acute Mixed Drug & Carbon Monoxide Intoxication Residence Present, Not Working
Gavin Hasbrouck 5 Graettinger 07/07/14 07/07/14 Careless Discarding of Smoking Materials, Accidental Carbon Monoxide Poisoning due to Smoke Inhalation Residence None
Collin Reed 7 Graettinger 07/07/14 07/07/14 Careless Discarding of Smoking Materials, Accidental Carbon Monoxide Poisoning due to Smoke Inhalation Residence None
Harry G Nash 53 Louisa County 07/20/14 08/02/14 Campfire Complications of Thermal Injuries Outside, Campfire N/A
Jesse W Pierce 62 Mason City 08/27/14 08/27/14 Careless Discarding of Smoking Materials, Accidental Carbon Monoxide Poisoning due to Smoke Inhalation Residence Yes, No Batteries
Cherie McClemons 59 Mason City 07/28/14 08/28/14 Careless Discarding of Smoking Materials, Accidental Carbon Monoxide Poisoning due to Smoke Inhalation Residence Yes, No Batteries
James Hatfield 66 Centerville 08/13/14 08/17/14 Flash Fire Caused by Smoking While Using Oxygen Complications of Thermal Injuries Outside N/A
Kenneth Smith 65 Washington 09/04/14 09/04/14 Undetermined Carbon Monoxide Poisoning due to Smoke Inhalation Residence, Cabin Yes, Unknown if Working
Ethel Maples 76 Des Moines 09/04/14 09/04/14 Careless Discarding of Smoking Materials Flame Injuries Residence None
Sandra Hamann 58 Fredericksburg 10/08/14 10/23/14 Undetermined Complications of Thermal and Inhalation Injuries Residence Present, Not Working
Mary "Cathy" Clanton 63 Coralville 10/10/14 10/10/14 Undetermined Smoke Inhalation due to Products of Combustion Residence Present, Unknown if Working
Jason Capps 38 Des Moines 11/10/14 11/20/14 Accidental Complications of Thermal and Inhalation Injuries Business Unknown
Emery Black 57 Taintor 11/13/14 11/13/14 Undetermined Carbon Monoxide Poisoning due to Smoke Inhalation Residence Present, Not Working
Bruce Neumann 53 Massena 11/14/14 11/14/14 Accidental Smoke Inhalation Residence None
William Ross Daniel 66 Riverton 11/25/14 11/25/14 Careless Discarding of Smoking Materials, Accidental Carbon Monoxide Poisoning due to Smoke Inhalation Residence None
Tony S Gilbert 47 Indianola 11/28/14 11/29/14 Intentionally Set Complications of Thermal/Traumatic Injuries Manufactured Home None
David Bartley 57 Dewitt 12/02/14 12/02/14 Undetermined Smoke Inhalation due to Products of Combustion Apartment; 4-plex Present/Working
Edwin Dowd 48 Spirit Lake 12/07/14 12/07/14 Undetermined Carbon Monoxide Poisoning due to Smoke Inhalation 25 Unit Apartment Hardwired & Battery/Working
James O'Connor 55 Granger 12/15/14 12/15/14 Careless Discarding of Smoking Materials, Accidental Thermal Injuries Residence None
Donald Miller 69 DeWitt 12/30/14 12/30/14 Undetermined Carbon Monoxide Poisoning due to Smoke Inhalation Manufactured Home Unknown
Lauren McFarland 67 DeWitt 12/30/14 12/30/14 Undetermined Carbon Monoxide Poisoning due to Smoke Inhalation Manufactured Home Unknown

 
2014 Fire Fatalities: 42
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