Georgetown blaze turns deadly

GEORGETOWN – A fire Wednesday afternoon has claimed the life of one of two occupants burned in the blaze, the Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal reported Thursday.

Assistant State Fire Marshal Michael Chionchio said the 84-year-old female occupant died Thursday at the Crozer Burn Center near Philadelphia. The Delaware County, Pennsylvania Medical Examiner’s office will rule on the injuries and death, Mr. Chionchio said.

A 54-year-old man remains in critical condition in the Crozer Burn Center located in Upland, PA.

The Georgetown Fire Company responded to the unit block of Teaberry Lane shortly after noon Feb. 7.  Firefighters found smoke inside the house and two occupants injured. Both occupants were transported to the Beebe Hospital in critical condition suffering from burns and transported to the Pennsylvania burn facility.

This is Delaware’s first fire fatality for 2018. There were 11 fatalities in 2017.

State fire investigators are searching for the fire’s origin and cause.

Fire damage was estimated at $5,000.

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