WILMINGTON, Del. - Authorities say two people have died in fires less than 12 hours apart in Sussex County.
The State Fire Marshal's Office says the first fire was reported about 4 a.m. Thursday on Artwin Road in Wilmington. Firefighters arrived to find flames shooting from the rear of the one-story home.
Officials say firefighters found a body after the blaze was put out. Damage to the home was estimated at $300,000.
Authorities say the second fire broke out about 2 p.m. Thursday in a home on Tamara Circle in Newark. A body was found inside the split-level home by firefighters. Damage was estimated at $100,000.
Both bodies were taken to the state Medical Examiner's Office. The causes of both fires are under investigation.
Authorities say the fires are not related.
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