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DE State Fire Marshal Investigates Newark Apt. Fire

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NEWARK, Del. - The Delaware State Fire Marshal's Office says they are investigating a fire that caused heavy damaged to a Newark apartment building this morning.

According to reports, shortly after 2:00 AM, the Aetna Hose, Hook, and Ladder Company was summoned to the 100 block of Sheldon Drive in the Drummond Hill Apartment complex for a 911 call of a building on fire.  Firefighters reportedly extinguished a fire inside one of the occupied buildings in the complex. 

Fire marshals say they were called to the scene for the investigation into the origin and cause of this fire.  Investigators are reportedly still in that process as of this morning.  Officials say a 40-year-old male occupant was taken to the Christiana Hospital for smoke inhalation.  He has reportedly since been released from the hospital.  The Red Cross is reportedly helping six families with emergency assistance.  Officials say damage to the building may exceed $100,000.

The fire reportedly remains under investigation.

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