Cigarette Leads to Delaware Apartment Fire, Hospitalizing 2 - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Cigarette Leads to Delaware Apartment Fire, Hospitalizing 2

Posted: Updated:

BEAR, Del. (AP)- Authorities say a single cigarette led to the fire that engulfed a Delaware apartment complex, sending two to the hospital and displacing 15.           

Delaware Assistant State Fire Marshal Michael Chionchio tells The News Journal that a lit cigarette landed on landscaping near the side of a Rockwood Apartments building on Wednesday night. The fire spread from a burning bush to the apartment's three floors and attic.           

Christiana Fire Company Assistant Chief Jack McPartland says seven residents received medical treatment, with two hospitalized. Their conditions are unclear.           

Chionchio says the fire damage is estimated at $150,000, with a total of six affected units.

           

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Sussex County Children Learn About Space Exploration

    Sussex County Children Learn About Space Exploration

    Monday, June 17 2019 3:19 PM EDT2019-06-17 19:19:37 GMT
    Monday, June 17 2019 3:32 PM EDT2019-06-17 19:32:48 GMT
    The first of 17 Footsteps on the Moon events by the Delaware AeroSpace Education Foundation took place Monday morning at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library.More
    The first of 17 Footsteps on the Moon events by the Delaware AeroSpace Education Foundation took place Monday morning at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library. 
    More
  • Updated: Virginia Dems Tout Gun Restrictions Ahead of Special Session

    Virginia Dems Tout Gun Restrictions Ahead of Special Session

    Monday, June 17 2019 2:00 PM EDT2019-06-17 18:00:47 GMT
    Monday, June 17 2019 3:07 PM EDT2019-06-17 19:07:44 GMT
    Democrats in Virginia are trying to make the public case for greater gun restrictions ahead of a special legislative session next month spurred by the fatal shooting of 12 people at a city office.More
    Democrats in Virginia are trying to make the public case for greater gun restrictions ahead of a special legislative session next month spurred by the fatal shooting of 12 people at a city office.           More
  • Man Shot at Barrister Place in Dover

    Man Shot at Barrister Place in Dover

    Monday, June 17 2019 12:08 PM EDT2019-06-17 16:08:15 GMT
    Monday, June 17 2019 1:11 PM EDT2019-06-17 17:11:40 GMT
    (Image: MGN)(Image: MGN)
    (Image: MGN)(Image: MGN)
    A 22-year-old man was injured Saturday night after being shot at Barrister Place in Dover.More
    A 22-year-old man was injured Saturday night after being shot at Barrister Place in Dover.More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2019 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices