WILMINGTON, Del. — The Latest on a fatal fire in Wilmington, Delaware (all times local):
The Wilmington Fire Department has identified two firefighters who died in an overnight fire.
Forty-one-year-old Lieutenant Christopher Leach and fifty-one-year-old Senior Firefighter Jerry Fickes died in the fire on Saturday.
Two other firefighters are in critical condition at Crozer-Chester Medical Center. Two other firefighters were treated at Christiana Hospital. One of them has been released.
The fire began around 3:15 a.m. in a rowhouse, where several people were trapped inside. The floor of the home collapsed as firefighters went inside, and four firefighters fell.
Four children and one adult were taken to St. Francis Hospital for smoke inhalation.
The Wilmington Fire Department says two firefighters have died and four have been injured in an overnight fire.
The department announced the fatalities on its Twitter account Saturday.
The department says two firefighters were critically injured, and two had minor injuries.
The fire was in the 1900 block of Lakeview Road in a neighborhood of brick row houses.
Two Wilmington firefighters have died in an overnight fire.
WDEL-FM reports (http://bit.ly/2cUTxak ) that a third firefighter was critically burned.
The fire broke out in the city’s Canby Park section.
The station reports that one of the firefighters was pronounced dead at the scene. A second died either on the way to the hospital or shortly after arriving there.
The station reports that several of the house’s occupants were hospitalized. Fire crews from as far away as Kent County joined in the effort to rescue them.