Two young girls killed in Wilmington fire

 Two young girls were killed as fire ripped through a Wilmington row home on Monroe St. Tuesday afternoon. (John Jankowski/for NewsWorks)

Two young girls were killed as fire ripped through a Wilmington row home on Monroe St. Tuesday afternoon. (John Jankowski/for NewsWorks)

A fast moving fire in a Wilmington row home killed a three year old and a three month old Tuesday afternoon.

The fire started at the home on Monroe St. just before 4 p.m. 

“It is with an extremely heavy heart that I report the loss of 2 precious lives this evening,” said Wilmington Fire Chief Anthony Goode in a post on Twitter. “It was heartbreaking delivering the news to family.” 

The girl’s mother is in critical but stable condition. Another daughter, a two-year-old was treated at the ER and released. The girl’s father and four other children in the family were not home at the time of the fire.

A Wilmington Police officer was treated at the hospital for smoke inhalation. No firefighters were injured. 

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