- Associated Press - Monday, June 26, 2017

CHESWOLD, Del. (AP) - A firefighter is in critical but stable condition after suffering smoke inhalation while battling a blaze that killed one person in an apartment building.

The fire Sunday displaced about 10 people from their homes.

Michael Chionchio of the Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office says the blaze was reported just before 9:30 p.m. When crews responded, they found heavy flames shooting from a second-floor apartment in Cheswold. Firefighters found one person inside, who died at the scene.

The injured firefighter was taken to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital in Dover and then transferred to Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The Delaware Division of Forensic Science will conduct an autopsy.

Four units in the complex were damaged, with damage estimated at $50,000.


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