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5 Hospitalized After Fire Near Rehoboth Beach

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REHOBOTH BEACH, Del.- Authorities are investigating a Rehoboth Beach house fire that led to the hospitalization of five people and hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage.

The Delaware State Fire Marshal's Office says the fire broke out at around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday at a home located at The Meadows at the Village of Old Landing development.

Authorities said firefighters from the Rehoboth Beach, Lewes and Indian River volunteer fire companies responded to the blaze.

Five of the six people that were in the home at the time of the fire are being treated at Beebe Medical Center and Crozer Burn Center. The extent of the victims' injuries is unknown. 

Investigators said the home was equipped with working smoke detectors and damages are estimated at $250,000.

Deputy state fire marshals determined that the fire started on the second floor. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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