Friday, March 31, 2023
Friday, March 31, 2023

    Fire kills an 11-month-old baby in Wilmington, Delaware

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    A fire in Wilmington, Delaware claimed the life of an 11-month-old boy, while also leaving his grandmother, another baby and a teenager in the hospital.

    Firefighters responded to the blaze around 7:14 p.m. Sunday in the 400 block of West 23rd Street.

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    Maurice Williams, an 11-month-old, was pronounced dead at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children after the fire, according to the fire department.

    Isaac Williams, a 3-week-old, also went to the hospital but has since been transferred to St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia in critical but stable condition.

    Fay Hyland, their 59-year-old grandmother, originally was taken to Christiana Hospital with burns to 70 percent of her body. She was later transferred to the Crozer-Chester Medical Center’s Burn Unit in Upland, Pennsylvania, according to the fire department.

    Meanwhile, authorities say 17-year-old Nashon Hyland jumped from a second-floor bedroom to escape the flames. He is now hospitalized in stable condition.

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    Fire officials say the blaze is under investigation. They also said there is no evidence of any working smoke detectors in the home.

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