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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
A'Nyia Patton 2 Council Bluffs 01/10/18 01/12/18 Accidental Smoke Inhalation Apartment Present, Working
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
Sharon Morltz 63 Pulaski 01/27/18 01/27/18 Undetermined Smoke Inhalation Vehicle 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
Wanda Blake 51 Sioux City 02/04/18 02/27/18 Arson Complications from Smoke Inhalation 30 Unit Apartment Present, Working
Thomas Jones 57 Cedar Rapids 02/17/18 02/17/18 Accidental Thermal Injuries & Smoke Inhalation Apartment Unknown
Terry Fisher 41 Sioux City 02/18/18 02/18/18 Accidental Smoke Inhalation & Thermal Injuries Vehicle NA
Sandra McCurn 52 Des Moines 02/20/18 03/08/18 Accidental Smoke Inhalation Single Family Residence Unknown
Laurie McPherson 55 Eagle Grove 02/26/18 02/26/18 Undetermined Thermal Injuries & 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
Amari Burkett 9 Waterloo 03/15/18 03/15/18 Undetermined Smoke Inhalation Single Family Residence Present, Not Working
Ava Everman 6 Waterloo 03/15/18 03/15/18 Undetermined Smoke Inhalation Single Family Residence Present, Not Working
Amber Everman 33 Waterloo 03/15/18 03/15/18 Undetermined Smoke Inhalation Single Family Residence Present, Not Working
Jimmy Adams 70 Centerville 03/16/18 03/16/18 Undetermined Thermal Injuries & Smoke Inhalation Multi-Unit Apartment None Present
Jacqueline Adams 64 Centerville 03/16/18 03/16/18 Undetermined Thermal Injuries & Smoke Inhalation Multi-Unit Apartment None Present
Velda Ryman 94 Sigourney 04/15/18 04/15/18 Accidental Thermal Injuries Multi-Unit Apartment Present, Not Working
Antonia Casey 62 Greenfield 02/15/18 04/16/18 Accidental Complications from Thermal Injuries Senior Apartment None Present
Lisa Wischmeier 50 Mediapolis 04/17/18 04/17/18 Accidental Thermal Injuries & Smoke Inhalation Vehicle NA
Ashley Smith 32 Waterloo 04/22/18 04/22/18 Arson Smoke Inhalation Single Family Residence Unknown
Jaykwon Sallis 9 Waterloo 04/22/18 04/22/18 Arson Smoke Inhalation Single Family Residence Unknown
Gary Carlson 73 Jewell 04/30/18 04/30/18 Undetermined Thermal Injuries & Smoke Inhalation Single Family Residence Unknown
Gene Paisley 72 Sherrill 05/06/18 05/30/18 Accidental Complications from Thermal Injuriies Outdoors/Burning Brush NA
Chauncey Raue 37 Brandon 05/11/18 05/11/18 Undetermined Smoke Inhalation Single Family Residence Present, Working

 
2018 Fire Fatalities: 25
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