Two Killed, One Injured in South Carolina House Fire


January 04, 2019

MULLINS, SC. – According to an online news report from usnews.com, two people were killed and one injured in a house fire on Christmas Eve in Mullins, South Carolina. The cause of the fire is still not clear.*

Reports indicate Jonathan Vandroff (age and city not reported) died at the scene of the house fire December 24 in Mullins, and 44-year-old Sharon Davis (city not reported) was transported to a burn center in Augusta, Georgia, with critical injuries. Davis died of her injuries on December 27. 

Officials indicate a third person was injured in the fire, but this person has not been identified. It is not clear whether the third person is being treated somewhere. Marion County Coroner Jerry Richardson says the cause of the fire has not been determined. 

According to information from the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) home electrical fires account for an estimated 51,000 fires every year in the United States. These fires result in almost 500 deaths, more than 1,400 injuries, and $1.3 billion in property damage. Sixty-five percent of home fire deaths result from fires in home with no working smoke detectors. 

ESFI is a non-profit organization promoting electrical safety in the home and workplace. The organization recommends having your home electrical system thorough inspected by qualified engineers to assess safety. It also recommends installing smoke detectors on every level of the home, inside every bedroom, and outside of all sleeping areas. Smoke detectors should be checked every month to ensure they are working properly and have enough battery power. 

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Sources:
https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/georgia/articles/2018-12-27/2nd-person-dies-from-injuries-in-christmas-eve-fire
https://www.esfi.org/resource/home-electrical-fires-184

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