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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
Lisa Kloft 53 Sherrill 01/09/19 01/09/19 Accidental Smoke Inhalation Single Family Residence None Present
Naima Hodzic 83 Des Moines 01/09/19 01/25/19 Arson Complications of Inhalation & Thermal Injuries Single Family Residence Unknown if Present
William Taylor 88 Millersburg 01/15/19 01/15/19 Undetermined Smoke Inhalation & Thermal Injuries Single Family Residence None Present
Albert Schmitt 30 Evansdale 01/14/19 01/14/19 Undetermined Smoke Inhalation Single Family Residence None Present
Shari Allen-Boyce 44 Humeston 01/20/19 01/20/19 Undetermined Smoke Inhalation & Thermal Injuries Single Family Residence None Present
Santos Calderon-Alverado 70 Boone 01/24/19 01/24/19 Undetermined Smoke Inhalation & Thermal Injuries Single Family Residence Unknown if Present
William Beall 74 Ottumwa 02/03/19 02/03/19 Undetermined Complications of Inhalation & Thermal Injuries Single Family Residence Unknown if Present
Melissa Jensen 42 Cedar Falls 02/14/19 02/16/19 Undetermined Smoke Inhalation & Thermal Injuries Single Family Residence None Present
David Fogle 7 Oskaloosa 02/15/19 02/15/19 Accidental Smoke Inhalation & Thermal Injuries Apartment Present, Unknown if Working
Dennis Weems 66 Melrose 02/25/19 02/25/19 Undetermined Smoke Inhalation Manufactured Home Unknown if Present
Amy Wentz 35 Muscatine 02/25/19 02/25/19 Undetermined Smoke Inhalation & Thermal Injuries Single Family Residence Present, Unknown if Working
Andreah Schroeder 17 Muscatine 02/25/19 02/25/19 Undetermined Smoke Inhalation & Thermal Injuries Single Family Residence Present, Unknown if Working
Lily Wentz 6 Muscatine 02/25/19 02/25/19 Undetermined Smoke Inhalation & Thermal Injuries Single Family Residence Present, Unknown if Working
Craig Balvin 65 Cedar Rapids 02/28/19 03/02/19 Arson Smoke Inhalation & Thermal Injuries Apartment Building Present, Working
Audrey Wilson 56 Kirkville 03/06/19 03/06/19 Undetermined Smoke Inhalation & Thermal Injuries Manufactured Home Present, Working
David Yuska 71 Waterloo 03/16/19 03/16/19 Undetermined Smoke Inhalation Single Family Residence None Present
Donald Schrader 72 Iowa City 03/18/19 03/18/19 Undetermined Smoke Inhalation Thermal Injuries Vehicle NA

 
2019 Fire Fatalities: 18
| 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 |

 

 

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