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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.

2019 Fire Fatalities:

Name Age Location Fire Death Cause of Fire Cause of Death Occupancy Smoke Detector
Charles Ruckman 59 Council Bluffs 01/08/19 01/08/19 Undetermined Smoke Inhalation 4-Plex Apartment Present, Unknown if Working
William Taylor 88 Millersburg 01/15/19 01/15/19 Undetermined Smoke Inhalation & Thermal Injuries Single Family Residence None Present

 
2019 Fire Fatalities: 2
| 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 |

 

 

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