Man Critically Injured In Sunday Morning Apartment Fire Succumbs To Injuries

The 49-year-old man critically injured in a Wilmington apartment building fire on November 27, 2022, has
died in the Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Upland, Pennsylvania.

Officials said the victim succumbed to his injuries this morning shortly after 11:00 am. The investigation into the fire’s origin and cause is ongoing said Assistant State Fire Marshal Michael Chionchio.

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The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s office is investigating this morning’s fire in Wilmington that critically injured one person, according to Assistant State Fire Marshal Michael Chionchio.

Chionchio said the blaze, reported shortly before 2:00 am, occurred on the 300 block of Mary Street in the
Richardson Park development near Maryland Avenue.

The Five Points Fire Company responded to 9-1-1 reports of an apartment building fire. Arriving firefighters encountered flames shooting from the two-story building. Elsmere Police Department officers arrived and assisted with the rescue of one male subject trapped inside the first-floor apartment.

Deputy fire marshals were called to the scene to investigate. Investigators are currently on the
scene searching for the fire’s origin and cause.

The structure is a two-story apartment building with two living units. One unit on the first floor and one unit on the second floor. Two occupants on the 2 nd floor escaped unharmed. The American Red Cross is assisting those residents.

A 49-year-old male occupant was rescued from the burning apartment by police officers and
firefighters. The victim was transported to the Christiana Hospital in critical condition suffering from
burns and smoke inhalation.

Heavy fire damage was estimated at $200,000. This fire remains under investigation.

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