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Elderly Man Injured in Newark, Del., House Fire

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NEWARK, Del. (AP) - Officials say a man has been injured in a house fire in Newark.

The Delaware State Fire Marshal's office says firefighters were called to the unit block of Octave Court around 12:30 a.m. Thursday for a report of a house on fire. Firefighters arrived and found flames engulfing the home.

The Delaware State Fire Marshal's office says a 68-year-old male resident of the home was taken to a hospital suffering from smoke inhalation and is listed in serious condition.

Officials say the origin and cause of this fire remains under investigation. Officials estimate the fire did $75,000 in damage to the home.

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