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Two catastrophic residential fires in Philadelphia and New York over four days, 100 miles apart, result in nearly 30 deaths and destruction to multi-family residences

These harrowing incidents are among the deadliest US home fires in nearly 40 years. The Philadelphia fire is now tied for the 6th most deadly home fire, while the Bronx high-rise apartment building fire ranks second in fatalities since 1980. News reports indicate that the most recent fire was started by a space heater. NFPA offers the following resources:

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