Fire Marshal Updates Fire That Left Man In Critical Condition

The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s office is investigating this morning’s fire in Dagsboro, Delaware that critically injured a 46-year-old man.

The blaze, reported shortly after 3:00 am, occurred in the 32000 block of DuPont Boulevard in
Dagsboro. Firefighters arrived on the scene with a recreational camper engulfed in flames. One victim
was transported from the scene and taken to the Christiana Hospital suffering from burns and fractures.

The victim has been transferred to the Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Upland, Pennsylvania. He is
listed in critical condition.


State fire marshal deputies are on the scene and currently searching for the origin and cause of
this fire. The scene consists of several burned RV campers in a wooded area off State Route 113. Heavy
fire damage is estimated at $10,000. This fire remains under investigation.

Breaking Report

Just before 3:20, Monday morning firefighters with the Dagsboro Fire Department along with surrounding fire companies responded to the 32000 block of DuPont Blvd for reports of a residential structure fire.

First arriving advised that they were having a hard time locating a driveway to the home that is located in the woods. Shortly thereafter the driveway was located a limited number of apparatuses made access to the structure. Due to the limited access, the majority of the responding crews parked their equipment along DuPont Blvd.

Command advised that multiple trailer homes were on fire at the location.

Crews located one patient that was badly burned. That patient was airlifted by Delaware State Police Aviation to CER.

Crews closed all of the northbound lanes of DuPont Blvd. shortly after arrival. Crews remain on scene with the northbound lanes closed. Southbound motorists are getting by on the right shoulder.

This is a developing story

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