- Associated Press - Thursday, November 3, 2016

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - One of two Wilmington firefighters critically injured in a rowhouse blaze in September has been released from a hospital.

Media outlets report that Brad Speakman was greeted by supporters gathered outside Crozer Chester Medical Center in Pennsylvania as he was wheeled out Thursday. Speakman says he can’t wait to get home and he’s looking forward to seeing his children.

A second firefighter, Ardythe Hope, remains in critical condition at Crozer suffering from burns over 70 percent of her body.

Lt. Christopher Leach and Senior Firefighter Jerry Fickes were killed after the first floor of a burning rowhome collapsed, trapping them in the basement. Beatrice Fana-Ruiz, the daughter of the homeowner and a temporary resident, has been charged with arson and murder for intentionally setting the fire.

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