Elderly woman rescued from burning house
Published: August 24, 2007 | 6664th good news item since 2003
The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s office is investigating a house fire that broke out last night in Magnolia and critically injured an elderly woman.
The blaze, reported shortly before 10:30 p.m., occurred in the 100 block of Dogwood Drive off Irish Hill Road, Chief Deputy State Fire Marshal Michael G. Chionchio said.
When the Magnolia Fire Company arrived on the scene they saw flames shooting from the one-story house and discovered one person was trapped inside.
Chionchio said firefighters were able to rescue the woman from the burning house.
State fire investigators remained on the scene into the morning as they continued searching for the fire’s origin and cause.
“The 87-year-old female was transported to the Christiana Hospital and has been admitted in critical condition,” Chionchio said. “Two other residents were taken to the Kent General Hospital for treatment.”
One firefighter was also being treated at the Kent General Hospital for burns.
While Chionchio said the home sustained heavy damage a monetary estimate on the loss is not yet known.