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House Fire In Cheswold Injures 18-Year-Old

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CHESWOLD, Del. - The Delaware State Fire Marshal's Office says they are investigating this morning's house fire that critically injured an 18-year-old female.

According to reports, the blaze happened shortly after 5:00 AM in the 4900 block of Kenton Road near Pearsons Corner Road.  The Cheswold Fire Company reportedly arrived with flames shooting from the 2nd floor.

Officials say state fire investigators are on the scene conducting the investigation.  The 18-year-old female reportedly jumped out a 2nd floor window and was rushed to Kent General Hospital in critical condition suffering from burns and smoke inhalation.  Later in the morning, she was reportedly transported to the Keystone Crozer Medical Center in Upland, Pennsylvania. 

Reports say six additional occupants, four adults and two children, were able to flee when a passing motorist alerted the occupants that the house was on fire.  The home was reportedly not equipped with smoke alarms delaying the detection of the fire. 

Heavy fire damage was reportedly estimated at $20,000.  The American Red Cross is assisting the occupants. 

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