An 18-year-old woman has been hospitalized suffering from burns and smoke inhalation following a Saturday blaze in Cheswold.
The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s office is investigating a May 10 Cheswold house fire that resulted in critical injuries to an 18-year-old woman.
The blaze, reported shortly after 5:00 a.m., occurred in the 4900 block of Kenton Road
near Pearsons Corner Road, said Assistant State Fire Marshal Michael G. Chionchio.
The Cheswold Fire Company arrived at the scene to find flames shooting from the second floor of the home.
The Dover Fire Department received an alarm at 5:09 a.m. and sent an engine and ladder truck to assist the Cheswold company.
The woman was injured when she jumped from a second-story window. She first was taken to Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital, but later moved to the Keystone-Crozer Medical Center, Upland, Pa., for treatment of burns and smoke inhalation.
Four adults and two children in the home were able to flee the blaze when they were notified by a passing motorist that the house was on fire; the home was not equipped with smoke detectors.
Damage to the home was estimated at $20,000, Chionchio said. The American Red Cross is assisting the displaced people, he added.