Authorities Update Fire That Left Two In Critical Condition

The Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal is investigating last night’s house fire near Camden, Delaware that critically injured two residents, according to Assistant State Fire Marshal Michael Chionchio.

Chionchio said the blaze, reported shortly before 8:30 pm, occurred in the 7800 block of Westville Road. When Camden-Wyoming Firefighters arrived on the scene they found smoke pouring from the three-story dwelling.

Initial reports from the scene indicated that one patient was trapped and a second was trapped on the roof of the home. Radio traffic indicated that a third person may have also been trapped in the home.

>Chionchio said two occupants were injured and transported by EMS and the Kent County Paramedics to the Kent General Hospital for smoke inhalation. Both victims, a male, 57, and a female aged 71, were admitted in critical condition. It is not clear if the person rescued from the roof was one of the patients transported to the hospital.

As of 12:45, Sunday morning state fire investigators were on the scene of the fire searching for the origin and cause. Heavy fire damage is estimated at $50,000.

Firefighters from Camden-Wyoming, Hartly, Dover, and Magnolia along with Kent County Medics responded to the scene.

This fire remains under investigation.

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