Two Delaware apartment fires leave dozens displaced

Dozens are displaced after fires broke out in two separate apartment complexes in Claymont.

The first fire broke out around 2 a.m. Sunday at the Harbor House Apartments. According to the State Fire Marshal’s office, one woman was killed in the fire, while nearly 40 residents are displaced.

Property damage is estimated at more than a million dollars.

Just a few miles away, the second fire was reported around 9 p.m. Sunday at the Valley Run Apartments on Butternut Court in Claymont. When fire crews arrived, flames could be seen shooting through the roof of the three-story complex.

A paramedic and a resident were treated at the scene for minor injuries. A 79-year-old resident and a 28-year-old firefighter were transported to local hospitals for minor injuries. They are both in stable condition.

At least 15 units are a total loss and damage is estimated at $500,000. Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of both fires.

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