An arrest has been made following Saturday’s fatal fire in Wilmington that claimed the life of José DeJesus.
The Wilmington Fire Marshal’s Office and the Arson Task Force have charged Johnny Williams with murder, arson and several counts of reckless endangering after determining the fire at 1118 West 5th Street was set on purpose.
Williams is currently jailed at the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution.
Almost 50 firefighters and emergency personnel responded to the fire raging in a three-story apartment building, trapping people inside. The flames also spread to neighboring homes, damaging them.
Fire department search crews found two men inside, one injured, the second, DeJesus, did not survive. No additional information about the two men has been released.