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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.

2018 Fire Fatalities:

Name Age Location Fire Death Cause of Fire Cause of Death Occupancy Smoke Detector
Devin Lorenz 53 Keokuk 01/27/18 01/27/18 Undetermined Thermal & Inhalation Injuries Single Family Residence None Present
Brian Louison 40 Crescent 01/27/18 01/27/18 Accidental Blunt Force Trauma/Thermal Injuries Tractor NA
Dennis Hochstetler 66 Dallas Center 02/02/18 02/03/18 Accidental Flame & Inhalation Injuries Garage NA
Reily Meyer 9 George 02/04/18 02/04/18 Undetermined Smoke Inhalation Single Family Residence None Present
Emmitt Johnson Sr 83 Des Moines 03/12/18 03/12/18 Accidental Smoke Inhalation Single Family Residence None Present

 
2018 Fire Fatalities: 5
| 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 |

 

 

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