One man dead in Wilmington fire

 One man was killed and two others were injured in this house fire on W. 37th St. in Wilmington. (photo courtesy Wilmington Fire Marshal's Office)

One man was killed and two others were injured in this house fire on W. 37th St. in Wilmington. (photo courtesy Wilmington Fire Marshal's Office)

A late night fire on W. 37th St. in Wilmington claimed the life of a man and injured two others.

Wilmington firefighters were called to the scene around 11:30 Monday night and found heavy fire conditions at the front door. As they battled the flames, they learned there was one person still inside.

Firefighters located a man inside and he was transported to Christiana Hospital in critical condition. He was pronounced dead at the hospital. A second victim, a woman, was also taken to the hospital in critical condition after suffering injuries trying to escape the fire.  A third victim suffered non-life threatening injuries.

The fire was placed under control around 12:30 Tuesday morning. The Wilmington Fire Marshal’s Office is still investigating the cause of the fire and the scene is still considered active.

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