Residential Fire Deaths

The following civilian residential fire fatalities have been reported by the media in Illinois and compiled by the United States Fire Administration:

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May 2017

  • May 13: A 65-year-old woman died in a fire related to smoking. (Oak Lawn) #48
  • May 9: 88-year-old female (Decatur) #47
  • May 9: A 64-year-old woman died in a fire related to smoking. (Oak Lawn) #46
  • May 8: Male (Chicago) #45
  • May 7: 88-year-old female (Chicago) #44
  • May 5: Unidentified person (Berwyn) #43

April 2017

  • April 25: Male (Dolton) #42
  • April 16: 42-year-old male (Peoria) #41
  • April 8: A 43-year-old man died in a fire related to smoking. (Pana/Christian County) #40
  • April 7: 70-year-old male (Chicago) #39
  • April 2: Three-month-old boy and two-year-old girl (Pana/Christian County) #37,38

March 2017

  • March 28: 47- and 60-year-old males (Rockford) #35,36
  • March 28: 59-year-old female (Pershing) #34
  • March 26: 50-year-old male (River Forest) #33
  • March 24: 90-year-old female (Roselle) #32
  • March 23: 78-year-old male (Marion) #31
  • March 23: 55-year-old female (Calumet City) #30
  • March 16: 55-year-old male (Sheldon) #29
  • March 12: 37-year-old male (Lee County) #28
  • March 10: 36-year-old female (Belvidere) #27
  • March 10: 63-year-old male (Chicago) #26
  • March 10: 70-year-old male (Joliet) #25
  • March 5: 39-year-old male (Lake Forest) #24
  • March 4: An 83-year-old man died in a fire related to smoking. (Chicago) #23

February 2017

  • February 25: One- and two-year-old girls died in a fire caused by a stove being used for heat. (Chicago) #21,22
  • February 24: 93-year-old female (Champaign) #20
  • February 24: An 87-year-old woman died in a cooking fire. (Morton Grove) #19
  • February 20: 20-year-old male (Chicago) #18
  • February 15: An 80-year-old man died in a cooking fire. (Chicago) #17
  • February 13: 3-year-old (Springfield) #16
  • February 12: 61-year-old male (Lake in the Hills) #15
  • February 10: 53-year-old female (Champaign) #14
  • February 9: 71-year-old male (Cicero) #13
  • February 4: 64-year-old male (Pickneyville) #12
  • February 4: 35-year-old female (Downers Grove) #11
  • February 3: 61-year-old male (Spring Grove) #10
  • February 2: Male (Danville) #9

January 2017

  • January 31: 1-year-old girl, 3-year-old boy, and 26-year-old female (Franklin/Morgan County) #6-8
  • January 30: 21-year-old female (Wyoming) #5
  • January 30: 71-year-old female (Orland Park) #4
  • January 29: 64-year-old male (Moline) #3
  • January 27: A 67-year-old man died in a fire caused by an electrical malfunction. (Chicago) #2
  • January 13: 41-year-old female (Palestine) #1

-------------------------- 76* Civilian Residential Fire Deaths in Illinois in 2016 ------------------------

December 2016

  • December 31: 62-year-old male (Kappa) #76
  • December 25: 83-year-old male (Brighton) #75
  • December 24: 5- and 17-year-old boys and 11-year-old girl (Rockford) #72-74
  • December 23: 101-year-old female (Maywood) #71
  • December 22: Male (Hoffman Estates) #70
  • December 8: 64-year-old male (Quincy) #69
  • December 7: Male (Chicago) #68

November 2016

  • November 25: 47-year-old female (Des Plaines) #67
  • November 23: 20-year-old male (Carbondale) #66
  • November 21: Male (Edgar County) #65
  • November 19: 57-year-old female (Chicago) #64
  • November 17: 56-year-old male (Bloomington) #63
  • November 10: 78-year-old female (Palatine) #62
  • November 4: 1-year-old boy (Kankakee County) #61

October 2016

  • October 31: 88-year-old male (Joliet) #60
  • October 30: 47-year-old male (Sycamore) #59
  • October 24: Male (Glen Ellyn) #58
  • October 22: 86-year-old-male (Brighton) #57
  • October 21: Male (Peoria) #56
  • October 19: 3-year-old boy and 31-year-old female (Byron) #54,55
  • October 13: 70-year-old male (Edwardsville) #53
  • October 2: 56-year-old female (Chicago) #52

September 2016

  • September 19: 56-year-old female (Island Lake) #51
  • September 12: 80-year-old male (Moline) #50
  • September 7: 76-year-old male (Libertyville Township) #49
  • September 4: 14-year-old girl (Lake County) #48

August 2016

  • August 30: 64-year-old male and 77-year-old female (Fairmount) #46,47
  • August 6: A 60-year-old male and 60-year-old female died from a fire caused by an open flame. (Joliet) #44,45
  • August 2: 87-year-old female (Union County) #43

July 2016

  • July 28: 85-year-old male (Madeira) #42
  • July 24: A 31-year-old male and 33-year-old female died from a fire caused by an electrical malfunction. (Oakford/Menard County) #40,41
  • July 9: 36-year-old female (Hilldale) #39
  • July 2: 28- and 60-year-old males (Greenup - Cumberland County) #37,38

June 2016

  • June 22: 87-year-old female (Bellwood) #36
  • June 22: 76-year-old female (Galesburg) #35
  • June 17: 66-year-old male (East Garfield Park neighborhood - Chicago) #34
  • June 10: 51-year-old male (Jackson County) #33

May 2016

  • None

April 2016

  • April 23: 62-year-old female (Mendota) #32
  • April 19: Male (Chicago) #31
  • April 16: One-year-old boy (Crest Hill) #30
  • April 15: Male (Eldorado) #29
  • April 4: 31-year-old male (Thompson) #28
  • April 1: A 63-year-old male died from a fire related to smoking. (Chicago) #27

March 2016

  • March 30: 72-year-old female (Chicago) #26
  • March 27: 29-year-old male (Harristown) #25
  • March 26: 23-year-old male and 26-year-old female (Champaign) #23,24
  • March 21: Female (Madison County) #22
  • March 21: 60-year-old female (Granite City) #21
  • March 18: 64-year-old male (Burnham) #20
  • March 1: 48-year-old male (Goreville) #19

February 2016

  • February 25: 79-year-old male (Scottville) #18
  • February 23: 50-year-old male (Chicago) #17
  • February 23: 66-year-old male (White County) #16
  • February 18: 64-year-old male (Decatur) #15
  • February 11: 59-year-old female (Brookfield) #14

January 2016

  • January 28: 58-year-old female (Dwight) #13
  • January 26: 62-year-old female (Pekin) #12
  • January 23: 84-year-old male (Decatur) #11
  • January 21: 25- and 41-year-old males (Homer) #9,10
  • January 17: 58-year-old female (Logan County) #8
  • January 13: 13-year-old female, 16-year-old male, 26-year-old female, 49-year-old female, 61-year-old male (Rock Falls) #3-7
  • January 2: 36-year-old male (Chicago) #2
  • January 2: 74-year-old female (Polo) #1

-------------------------- 91* Civilian Residential Fire Deaths in Illinois in 2015 ------------------------

December 2015

  • December 31: 61-year-old male (Bartonville) #91
  • December 26: 7-year-old girl (Kankakee) #90
  • December 26: Unidentified person (Harrisburg) #89
  • December 21: 35-year-old male (New Burnside) #88
  • December 20: 70-year-old male (Stockton) #87
  • December 20: 88-year-old male (Chicago) #86
  • December 19: 63-year-old male (Chicago) #85
  • December 10: 66-year-old female and 78-year-old male (Streator) #83,84

November 2015

  • November 29: 85-year-old male and 85-year-old female (Highland) #81,82
  • November 26: 19-year-old male (Brighton) #80
  • November 24: A 47-year-old female died from a fire caused by smoking materials. (Rock Falls) #79
  • November 24: 78-year-old female (Champaign) #78
  • November 22: 86-year-old male (Collinsville) #77
  • November 15: 84-year-old male (Washington Park) #76
  • November 14: 74-year-old male (Northbrook) #75
  • November 6: 2-year-old boy and 32-year-old man (Roscoe) #73,74
  • November 6: 59-year-old male (Custer Park) #72
  • November 4: 52-year-old male (Des Plaines) #71

October 2015

  • October 31: 80-year-old female (Lockport Township) #70
  • October 30: 58-year-old male (Freeport) #69
  • October 20: 69-year-old male (Portage Park - Chicago) #68
  • October 14: 88-year-old male (Chicago Heights) #67
  • October 11: A 46-year-old man died from a cooking-related fire. (Rockford) #66
  • October 9: 81-year-old female (Clinton) #65
  • October 6: 68-year-old male (Arlington Heights) #64
  • October 2: 80-year-old female (Pekin) #63

September 2015

  • September 26: 69-year-old female (Peoria) #62
  • September 25: A 12-year-old girl died from a fire caused by smoking materials.(Chicago) #61
  • September 14: Male (Chicago) #60

August 2015

  • August 22: 95-year-old woman (Bartlett) #59

July 2015

  • July 18: Male (Rockford) #58
  • July 10: Female (Chicago) #57
  • July 3: 7-year-old girl and 18-year-old man (Jerseyville) #55,56
  • July 2: 48-year-old man (Chicago) #54

June 2015

  • June 28: 86-year-old man (Cook County) #53
  • June 28: 47-year-old woman (Mount Vernon) #52
  • June 19: A 7-year-old girl died from a fire after playing with a heat source. (Joliet) #51
  • June 19: 50-year-old man (Chatham) #50
  • June 15: Unidentified person (Sauk Village) #49
  • June 14: 79-year-old woman (Springfield) #48
  • June 10: 54-year-old man (Peoria) #47
  • June 4: 36-year-old man (Collinsville) #46

May 2015

  • May 26: A 58-year-old woman died in a fire caused by cooking. (Rock Falls) #45
  • May 24: 64-year-old man (Galesburg) #44
  • May 16: 80-year-old man (Braceville) #43
  • May 16: 65-year-old woman (Chicago) #42
  • May 15: 63-year-old woman (Palatine) #41
  • May 12: 93-year-old man (Ashburn) #40
  • May 7: 69-year-old woman (Belvidere) #39
  • May 5: 73-year-old man (Aurora) #38

April 2015

  • April 26: 82-year-old woman (Collinsville) #37
  • April 15: 80-year-old man (Moline) #36
  • April 4: 26-year-old woman (Chicago) #35
  • April 3: 78-year-old man (Chicago) #34
  • April 2: 54-year-old woman (Quincy) #33
  • April 1: 66-year-old man (Carrollton) #32

March 2015

  • March 31: Male (O'Fallon) #31
  • March 26: 21-year-old man (Carrier Mills) #30
  • March 24: 31-year-old woman (Dixon) #29
  • March 19: 38-year-old woman (Makanda/Jackson County) #28
  • March 15: 76-year-old man (Antioch Township) #27
  • March 14: 70-year-old man (Chicago) #26
  • March 14: 21-year-old woman (Stockton) #25
  • March 11: 86-year-old man (Country Club Hills) #24
  • March 4: No description of person available (Chicago) #23
  • March 4: 68-year-old woman (Belleville) #22
  • March 1: 22-year-old man (Ashton) #21

February 2015

  • February 28: 77-year-old woman (Metropolis) #20
  • February 27: 57-year-old woman (Bloomington) #19
  • February 26: 58-year-old woman (Rockton) #18
  • February 26: 55-year-old woman (Witt) #17
  • February 24: 93-year-old woman (Springfield/Sangamon County) #16
  • February 24: 62-year-old man (Austin) #15
  • February 22: 52-year-old man (Clinton) #14
  • February 18: 44-year-old man (Harvey) #13
  • February 17: 61-year-old man (Norridge) #12
  • February 15: Male (West Ridge) #11
  • February 6: Female (Hampshire) #10
  • February 3: 9-year-old girl (Cameron) #9

January 2015

  • January 24: 88-year-old man (Barrington) #8
  • January 19: 32-year-old woman (Chicago) #7
  • January 18: 54-year-old man (Berwyn) #6
  • January 18: 65-year-old man (Sorento) #5
  • January 11: 60-year-old man (St. Charles) #4
  • January 7: 65-year-old man (Chicago) #3
  • January 2: 81-year-old woman (Chicago) #2
  • January 2: No description of person available (Mundelein) #1

-------------------------- 104* Civilian Residential Fire Deaths in Illinois in 2014 ------------------------

December 2014

  • December 31: Female (Poplar Grove) #104
  • December 31: 65-year-old man (Tamms) #103
  • December 26: 32-year-old woman (Hull) #102
  • December 24: No description of person available (Decatur) #101
  • December 14: 39-year-old woman (Chicago) #100
  • December 12: 4-year-old girl (Marion) #99
  • December 11:51-year-old man (Chicago) #98
  • December 9: 59-year-old man (Sporingfield) #97
  • December 6: 67-year-old woman (Moline) #96
  • December 2: 72-year-old woman (Chicago) #95

November 2014

  • November 28: 21-year-old man (Decatur/Macon County) #94
  • November 27: 75-year-old man (Joliet) #93
  • November 20: 93-year-old woman (Carmi) #92
  • November 20: 81-year-old woman (Glenwood) #91
  • November 19: No description of person available (Bloomington) #90
  • November 14: Three males (Rockford) #87-89
  • November 11: Male (Crystal Lake) #86
  • November 9: A 10-year-old boy died in an apartment fire. (Chicago) #85
  • November 7: 76-year-old man (Ford Heights) #84
  • November 6: Male (Rockford) #83
  • November 4: No description of person available (Burbank) #82
  • November 2: 89-year-old man (Chicago) #81

October 2014

  • October 29: 64-year-old man (Eldorado/Saline County) #80
  • October 17: Male and female (Ina) #78,79
  • October 16: Two women, ages 22 and 28 (Chicago) #76,77

September 2014

  • September 13: 57-year-old man (Sublette) #75
  • September 8: Two boy, ages 12 and 13, and two girls, ages 7 and 15 (Chicago) #71-74
  • September 7: Person (Williamson County) #70

August 2014

  • August 12: 48-year-old man (Pittsburg) #69
  • August 12: 50-year-old man (Carmi) #68
  • August 12: Woman (Chicago) #67
  • August 12: 68-year-old man (Chicago) #66
  • August 9: 41-year-old man, 3-year-old boy, and 1-year-old boy (Quincy) #63-65
  • August 4: 26-year-old man (Washington Park) #62
  • August 1: 23-year-old man (Cicero) #61

July 2014

  • July 29: 44-year-old woman (Bartonville) #60
  • July 28: 39-year-old woman (Carrollton) #59
  • July 26: 44-year-old man (Augusta) #58
  • July 23: 4-year-old boy (Bensenville) #57
  • July 23: 60-year-old man (Crescent City) #56

June 2014

  • June 11: 81-year-old man and 80-year-old woman (Mokena) #54,55
  • June 8: Woman (Chicago) #53

May 2014

  • May 30: 64-year-old woman (Maywood) #52
  • May 10: Man (Vandalia) #51
  • May 9: 27-year-old man (Glen Ellyn) #50
  • May 7: 51-year-old woman (Riverdale) #49

April 2014

  • April 28: A 63-year-old woman died in an apartment fire. (Springfield) #48
  • April 27: A 92-year-old man died in a home fire. (Chicago) #47
  • April 26: A 3-year-old girl died in a house fire. (Danville) #46
  • April 24: A 61-year-old woman died in a house fire. (Berwyn) #45
  • April 16: A 25-year-old man and his 4-month-old son died in a house fire. (Quincy) #43,44
  • April 11: An older adult woman died in a house fire. (Tinley Park) #42
  • April 7: Two men, ages 59 and 47, died in a house fire. (Rockford) #40,41
  • April 6: A 13-year-old boy died in a house fire. (Massac County) #39
  • April 6: A 71-year-old man died in a mobile home fire. (Springfield) #38
  • April 1: A 76-year-old man died in a house fire. (Chillicothe) #37

March 2014

  • March 31: An 80-year-old woman died in a house fire. (Canton) #36
  • March 30: A man died in a mobile home fire. (Beardstown) #35
  • March 20: A 74-year-old man died in a house fire. (Decatur) #34
  • March 20: A 39-year-old woman died in an apartment fire. (Naperville) #33
  • March 12: A 3-year-old girl died in an apartment fire. (Chicago) #32
  • March 11: A 74-year-old woman died in a mobile home fire. (Norwood) #31
  • March 7: An 81-year-old man died in a house fire. (Chicago) #30
  • March 6: A 73-year-old woman died in a house fire. (Woodstock) #29
  • March 6: A woman died in a house fire. (Riverton) #28
  • March 3: A woman died in an apartment fire. (Riverton) #27
  • March 2: A 53-year-old man and a 49-year-old woman died in a house fire. (Earlville - DeKalb County) #25,26

February 2014

  • February 27: A 59-year-old woman died in an apartment fire. (Rockford) #24
  • February 26: A 70-year-old man died in an apartment fire. (Chicago) #23
  • February 26: A 70-year-old man died in a fire that occurred in the living quarters of a maintenance building. (Schuyler County) #22
  • February 24: A 68-year-old man died in a house fire. (Bellwood) #21
  • February 21: A 52-year-old man died in a house fire. (Chicago) #20
  • February 19: A 42-year-old man died in a house fire. (Shawneetown) #19
  • February 18: Two brothers, ages 72 and 73, died in a mobile home fire. (Bonnie) #17,18
  • February 14: A 3-year-old boy died in a house fire. (Chicago) #16
  • February 13: A man in his 60s died in an apartment fire. (Chicago) #15
  • February 13: A 44-year-old woman died in a residential fire. (Elwood) #14
  • February 12: An 83-year-old woman died in a house fire. (Lexington) #13
  • February 8: Two women, ages 73 and 74, died in a house fire. (Oak Lawn) #11,12
  • February 6: A 58-year-old man died in a house fire. (Sterling) #10
  • February 4: A 58-year-old man died in a fire in a vacant duplex. (Sterling) #9
  • February 4: A 64-year-old woman died in a house fire. (Berwyn) #8

January 2014

  • January 24: A person died in a house fire. (Vermilion County) #7
  • January 19: A man died in a house fire. (Mount Sterling) #6
  • January 17: A person died in a house fire. (Olney) #5
  • January 14: A 33-year-old man died in a house fire. (Farmer City) #4
  • January 8: A person died in a house fire caused by smoking materials. (South Elgin) #3
  • January 7: A 77-year-old woman died in a house fire. (Foosland) #2
  • January 5: A 68-year-old woman died in a mobile home fire. (Fairview Heights) #1

-------------------------- 95* Civilian Residential Fire Deaths in Illinois in 2013 -------------------------

December 2013

  • December 26: A 45-year-old man with disabilities died in an apartment fire. (Worden) #95
  • December 23: A 96-year-old man died in a house fire. (Urbana) #94
  • December 22: A 67-year-old man died in a house fire. (Metamora) #93
  • December 21: A 59-year-old woman with disabilities died in a house fire. (Essex) #92
  • December 18: A 57-year-old man and a 56-year-old woman died in a house fire. (Naperville) #90,91
  • December 16: A 77-year-old woman died in an apartment fire. (Springfield) #89

November 2013

  • November 29: A 76-year-old woman died in a mobile home fire. (Champaign) #88
  • November 28: A man died in a house fire.. (Edwardsville) #87
  • November 16: A 76-year-old woman died in a house fire. (Chicago) #86
  • November 11: An 82-year-old woman died on November 15 from injuries suffered in a house fire on November 11. (Cisco) #85
  • November 6: Three women (ages 93, 62 and 40) died in a house fire. (Arlington Heights) #82-84
  • November 1: A 58-year-old woman died in a house fire. (Dixon) #81

October 2013

  • October 30: A 93-year-old man died in a mobile home fire. (Morton) #80
  • October 28: An 89-year-old woman died in a house fire. (Urbana) #79
  • October 26: A person died in a house fire. (Henderson County) #78
  • October 18: A 55-year-old woman died in an apartment fire. (Rantoul) #77
  • October 16: An 85-year-old woman died in a house fire. The cause of the fire was related to cooking. (Orland Park) #76
  • October 15: A 49-year-old woman and a 11-month-old girl died in a house fire. (Chicago) #74,75
  • October 13: A 52-year-old woman with disabilities died in a house fire. (Vienna) #73
  • October 6: A 72-year-old man died in a house fire. The cause of the fire was improper handling of smoking materials. (Bloomington) #72

September 2013

  • September 29: A man died in a nursing home fire. The cause of the fire was improper handling of smoking materials. (Chicago) #71
  • September 27: A 72-year-old man and his 65-year-old wife died in a house fire. (Girard) #69,70
  • September 23: A 58-year-old woman died in a house fire. (Rantoul) #68
  • September 21: An 8-year-old boy and his 28-year-old mother died in an apartment fire. (Chicago) #66,67

August 2013

  • August 2: An 82-year-old woman died August 20, as a result of smoke inhalation injuries sustained from a stovetop cooking fire in a house on August 2. (Alton) #65

July 2013

  • July 27: A 21-year-old woman died August 5, as a result of injuries sustained in a house fire on July 27. (Moline) #64
  • July 20: A 100-year-old woman died in a condominium fire. (Wilmette) #63
  • July 15: A 49-year-old man died July 16, as a result of injuries sustained in a mobile home fire on July 15. (Herrin) #62
  • July 5: A 74-year-old woman died in a condo-complex fire. (Tinley Park) #61

June 2013

  • June 30: A 58-year-old man died in a house fire. (Galesburg) #60
  • June 27: A woman and her two young sons died in a mobile home fire. (Jacksonville) #57-59
  • June 27: A 26-year-old man died from injuries suffered in a house fire. (Muncie) #56
  • June 24: A 50-year-old man died from injuries sustained in a mobile home fire. (Herrin) #55
  • June 14: A man died in an apartment fire. (Chicago) #54

May 2013

  • May 29: A 57-year-old man died in a residential fire. (Chicago) #53
  • May 17: A man and a woman died in a house fire. (Chicago Heights) #51,52
  • May 11: A 23-year-old man died in a mobile home fire. (Culter) #50

April 2013

  • April 30: A 60-year-old woman died in a mobile home fire caused by electrical issue. (Peoria) #49
  • April 26: An 84-year-old man died in a high-rise apartment fire. (Danville) #48
  • April 24: A 60-year-old man died in a house fire. (Evanston) #47
  • April 14: A 49-year-old man died in a house fire. (Crystal Lake) #46
  • April 14: A 67-year-old woman and her 17-year-old granddaughter were killed in a house fire. (Hamilton County) #44,45
  • April 12: A person died in an apartment fire. (Champaign) #43
  • April 7: A man died in a house fire. (Marseilles) #42
  • April 6: A 71-year-old man died of smoke inhalation in a house fire. (Anna) #41
  • April 3: A 42-year-old woman and a 5-year-old girl died in an apartment fire. (Chicago) #39,40

March 2013

  • March 27: A 38-year-old woman; her 8-year-old daughter; and a 15-year-old girl; 13-year-old girl; and 10-year-old girl died in a mobile home fire. (Sherrard) #34-38
  • March 20: A 99-year-old woman died of injuries sustained in a house fire. (Benton) #33
  • March 10: An 80-year-old woman died in a house fire. (Metropolis) #32
  • March 10: A 41-year-old woman has died of in a house fire. (Chicago) #31
  • March 8: A 36-year-old man died in a mobile home fire. (Elgin) #30
  • March 8: A 12-year-old girl died of smoke inhalation in a house fire. (McHenry County) #29

February 2013

  • February 26: A 63-year-old woman died in a house fire. The fire was caused by an electrical malfunction. (Mount Vernon) #28
  • February 22: A 41-year-old woman died in a house fire. (Chicago) #27
  • February 21: An 18-year-old woman died in a house fire. (Chicago) #26
  • February 21: A 73-year-old woman died in a house fire. The cause of the fire was improper handling of smoking materials. There were no working smoke alarms. (Chicago) #25
  • February 19: An 75-year-old man died in a four-unit townhouse fire. (Lake Barrington) #24February 9: A 16-year-old boy died in a house fire. (East St. Louis) #23
  • February 3: A 47-year-old man with disabilities died in an apartment fire. (Huntley) #22

January 2013

  • January 30: A 38-year-old man and 33-year-old woman died in a house fire. (Franklin County) #20,21
  • January 24: A 59-year-old woman died in a house fire. (Chicago) #19
  • January 22: A 50-year-old man and a 30-year-old man died, and a woman was severly injured, all after suffering cardiac arrests in a high-rise apartment fire. (Chicago) #17,18
  • January 17: An 82-year-old man died in a house fire. (Savanna) #16
  • January 17: A 35-year-old woman died in an apartment fire. (Chicago) #15
  • January 16: A 56-year-old man died in a house fire. (Berwyn) #14
  • January 14: A 78-year-old man died in a house fire. The cause of the fire is believed to be a wood-burning stove. (South Roxana) #13
  • January 13: A 79-year-old man and a 75-year-old woman died in a house fire. (Pekin) #11,12
  • January 11: A 42-year-old man and a 43-year-old woman died in a mobile home fire. (Fairfield) #9,10
  • January 7: A 10-month-old girl, a 13-year-old boy, a 21-year-old man with special needs, and a 61-year-old woman died in a house fire. Officials said the fire started in the family's live Christmas tree. (Rockford) #5-8
  • January 5: A 46-year-old man died in a house fire. (Chicago) #4
  • January 1: Two brothers aged 42 and 45, both with disabilities, died in a house fire. (Randolph County) #2,3
  • January 1: An 84-year-old man died in a house fire. (Algonquin) #1

-------------------------- 95* Civilian Residential Fire Deaths in Illinois in 2012 -------------------------


December 2012

  • December 31: A 95-year-old woma is thought to be victim of a house fire. (West Peoria) #95
  • December 30: A woman died in an apartment fire. (Villa Park) #94
  • December 22: A 3-year-old girl and a 2-year-old boy died in a house fire. The cause of the fire was unattended cooking. (Chicago) #92,93
  • December 21: A 53-year-old man died in a house fire. (Waltonville) #91
  • December 21: A 50-year-old man died in a house fire. (Springfield) #90
  • December 18: A 40-year-old woman died in a house fire. (Oak Forest) #89
  • December 14: A 26-year-old woman died in a house fire. There were no working smoke alarms in the home. (Chicago) #88
  • December 13: A 36-year-old woman died in an apartment fire. There were working smoke alarms in the apartment. (Arlington Heights) #87
  • December 13: A 56-year-old woman died in a house fire. There were no working smoke alarms in the home. (Benton) #86
  • December 13: A 53-year-old man died in a house fire. (Waltonville) #85
  • December 7: A woman died in an apartment fire. (Griffith) #84
  • December 6: A 59-year-old man died in an apartment fire. (Oak Forest) #83
  • December 6: A 63-year-old woman died in a house fire. (Hillsboro) #82
  • December 6: A 47-year-old man died on December 12 from injuries sustained in a garage fire at his residence. (Aurora) #81
  • December 4: An 83-year-old man died in a house fire. The fire was caused by unattended cooking. (Clinton) #80
  • December 2: A 75-year-old man, who used a wheelchair, died in a house fire. (Chicago) #79
  • December 2: A 50 year-old woman died in a trailer fire. (Lewistown) #78

November 2012

  • November 18: An 89-year-old woman died in a house fire. (Crest Hill) #77
  • November 16: A 91-year-old man died in an apartment fire. (Niles) #76
  • November 9: A 5-year-old girl died in a house fire. There were no working smoke alarms present. (Waukegan) #75

October 2012

  • October 31: A woman in her late 60s died in a duplex fire. (Springfield) #74
  • October 27: A 43-year-old man died in a house fire. (Chicago) #73
  • October 20: A 69-year- old woman died in a apartment fire. (Mount Prospect) #72
  • October 19: A 52-year-old woman died in a house fire. (Bolingbrook) #71
  • October 19: An 82-year-old woman died in a house fire. (Autauga County) #70
  • October 16: A 58-year-old woman died in a mobile home fire. (Eldorado) #69
  • October 10: A 63-year-old woman died in a duplex fire. (Springfield) #68
  • October 8: A 48-year-old woman died in a house fire. (Des Plaines) #67
  • October 4: A man in his 20s died in an apartment fire. (Midlothian) #66

September 2012

  • September 24: A person died in a house fire. (Highland Park) #65
  • September 20: A 70-year-old woman with a disability and her 51-year-old daughter died in a house fire. (East St. Louis) #63,64
  • September 19: A three-month old girl died in an apartment fire. (Chicago) #62

August 2012

  • August 18: A 56-year-old man died in a condominium fire. (Crestwood) #61
  • August 5: An 11-year-old boy died in a house fire. Firefighters could not find any working smoke alarms in the home. (Chicago) #60
  • August 5: A 3-year-old girl died in an apartment fire. (Streator) #59

July 2012

  • July 28: A 43-year-old man died in a house fire. (Peoria) #58
  • July 28: A 44-year-old man died in a house fire. (Pekin) #57
  • July 22: A 24-year-old woman died in a house fire. (Lombard) #56
  • July 10: A 59-year-old man and a 78-year-old woman died in a multifamily home fire. The cause of the fire is believed to be careless smoking. (Park Forest) #54,55
  • July 9: A 51-year-old woman died in a house fire. (Mount Vernon) #53
  • July 5: A 40-year-old woman and a 53-year-old man died in a house fire. (Aledo) #51,52

June 2012

  • June 22: A 75-year-old woman died in a house fire. (Indian Harbor) #50
  • June 8: A 71-year-old woman died in a house fire. The cause of the fire appears to be related to inattentive use of a space heater. (Decatur) #49

May 2012

  • May 24: An 82-year-old man died in an apartment fire. The cause of the fire appears to be related to improper handling of smoking materials. (Park Forest) #48
  • May 20: A 68-year-old woman died in an apartment fire. (Chicago) #47
  • May 20: A 91-year-old man died in a house fire. (Hoffman Estates) #46
  • May 17: A 3-year-old child died in a house fire. (Unincorporated Joliet Township) #45
  • May 11: An 87-year-old woman died in a house fire. The cause of the fire was inattentive handling of smoking materials. The victim was using oxygen canisters in her residence. (Glen Carbon) #44
  • May 8: An 83-year-old woman died in a house fire. (Savanna) #43

April 2012

  • April 28: A 50-year-old man died in a house fire. (Kempton) #42
  • April 24: A 46-year-old man died in a house fire. (Long Grove) #41
  • April 22: A 21-year-old and a 19-year-old woman died in an apartment fire. (Edwardsville) #39,40
  • April 15: A 68-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman died in a mobile home fire. (Cass County) #37,38
  • April 12: An 89-year-old man died in a house fire. (Mattoon) #36
  • April 7: A 64-year-old man died in a house fire. (Peoria) #35

March 2012

  • March 24: A 38-year-old woman, 17-year-old boy and a 9-year-old girl died in a house fire. (Belvidere) #32-34
  • March 23: Two people died in a house fire. (Chicago) #30,31
  • March 10: A 49-year-old man died in an apartment fire. (Chicago) #29
  • March 3: A man died in an apartment fire. (Zion) #28

February 2012

  • February 22: A 63-year-old man died in a house fire. (Pinckneyville) #27
  • February 11: A 61-year-old woman and 7-year-old boy died in a house fire. (Chicago) #25,26
  • February 6: An elderly woman died in a house fire. (West Frankfort) #24
  • February 4: A 34-year-old man, 5-year-old boy and a 4-year-old girl died in a house fire. The smoke alarms were not working. (Peoria) #21-23
  • February 3: A 59-year-old man died in a house fire. (Washington Park) #20

January 2012

  • January 26: A 28-year-old woman and 10-year-old girl died in a house fire. (Kane) #18,19
  • January 26: A 79-year-old woman died in a house fire. The cause of the fire appears to be a heat lamp on the porch. (Marshall) #17
  • January 25: A 57-year-old man died in a house fire. Cause appears to be related to smoking. (Chicago) #16
  • January 24: A 3-year-old girl and a 1-year-old boy died in an apartment fire. (Chicago) #14,15
  • January 19: A man died in a house fire. (Plano) #13
  • January 19: A 79-year-old man died in an apartment fire. (Chicago) #12
  • January 15: A 61-year-old man died in a house fire. (Mount Vernon) #11
  • January 8: A 38-year-old man died in a mobile home fire. (Eagle Park) #10
  • January 7: A 32-year-old woman died in an apartment fire. (Chicago) #9
  • January 7: An 86-year-old woman died on March 3, from injuries she sustained in an apartment fire. #8
  • January 4: A man died in an apartment fire. (Chicago) #7
  • January 3: A 5-month-old girl died in an apartment fire. (Hamilton) #6
  • January 2: A 66-year-old woman died in a house fire. (Calumet City) #5
  • January 1: A 33-year-old woman, 32-year-old woman and a 23-year-old man died in a mobile home fire. (Pope County) #2-4
  • January 1: A 50-year-old man died in a house fire. (Elburn) #1


* Number only accounts for residential civilian fire fatalities reported by the media