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2 women injured in rowhouse fire

November 18, 2019

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Authorities in Delaware say two women were injured when a fire broke out in a rowhouse.

The Delaware News Journal reports that the women escaped Monday afternoon’s fire by jumping from a second-floor window at the rear of the Wilmington home.

Battalion Chief John Looney of the Wilmington Fire Department says one of the women was taken to Crozer-Chester Medical Center to be treated for burns on her hands and legs, while the other woman was taken to Christiana Hospital for evaluation.

It took firefighters about 30 minutes to extinguish the blaze. The Wilmington Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause and origin of the fire.

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Information from: The News Journal of Wilmington, Del., http://www.delawareonline.com