Little Creek fire kills nine-year-old girl and 42-year-old woman, critically injures three others
LITTLE CREEK, Del. – The Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal is investigating a fatal fire that took the lives of two people Sunday afternoon. One of the victims was nine years old.
Investigators say the fire was reported just after noon, in the 300 block of Main Street. When the Little Creek Volunteer Fire Company arrived on scene, they found flames shooting from a two-story home, with several occupants trapped inside. Firefighters were able to rescue five victims from the home.
The victims were taken to Bayhealth Hospital Kent Campus with smoke inhalation and burns. A nine-year-old female and 42-year-old female died at the hospital as a result of their injuries. Three other victims remain in critical condition. Two of those victims are expected to be transferred to Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Upland, Pa.
The fire also caused about $100,000 in damage. Investigators are still trying to figure out what sparked the blaze.