Tuesday, December 1, 2020
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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.

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.

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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.

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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