The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s office is investigating this morning’s house fire in Georgetown, Delaware. One occupant has died, and another occupant is in critical condition.
Officials said the Georgetown Fire Company responded to the 200 block of East Market Street shortly before 8:30 am for a report of a house on fire. Firefighters encountered a two-story home engulfed in flames and a bystander reporting two people trapped inside the burning home. Firefighters rescued an 87-year-old victim and an 18-month-old victim from the burning home.
The victims were rushed to the Beebe Hospital. The 87-year-old victim was pronounced deceased in the emergency room. The 18-month-old victim was flown to the Nemours Children’s Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware and is listed in critical condition.
State fire investigators and detectives from the Georgetown Police Department are conducting the investigation into the circumstances of this fire. Heavy fire damage was estimated at $300,000. This fire remains under investigation.
Anyone with information regarding this fire including any cell phone or home security video footage is asked to contact the State Fire Marshal’s – Sussex Division at (302) 856-5600.