Camper Fire Sends Two To Crozer, Children 1, 2 Released

Four people were sent to the hospital yesterday morning’s fire near Ellendale, Delaware launching an investigation by the Delaware State Fire Marshal’s office, according to Assistant State Fire Marshal Michael Chionchio.

Chionchio said the Ellendale Fire Company responded to the 10000 block of Greentop Road shortly before 8:00 am for a camper fire. The four occupants that fled from the burning camper required medical treatment.

Deputy fire marshals were called to the scene and are currently searching for the fire’s origin and cause. One camper trailer sustained heavy fire damage. A family of four were sleeping inside the camper prior to the discovery of the fire, said Chionchio.

A 29-year-old male sustained smoke inhalation. A 31-year-old female was burned in the 2nd degree and also sustained smoke inhalation. A 2-year-old female and 1-year-old male were also medically evaluated. All victims were taken to the Bayhealth Sussex Campus Emergency Room. The children were treated and released to relatives. The adult male and adult female were transferred to the Crozer Chester Medical Center for further treatment. Both adults are in stable condition.

Fire damage was estimated at $2500. There were no smoke alarms. This investigation continues.

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