One person killed in Chelsea Estates fire


Damian Giletto

A fire late Tuesday night killed one person in the Chelsea Estates development near New Castle, an official said.

The deadly blaze was reported just before midnight in the unit block of Paul Road, said Michael Chionchio, an Assistant State Fire Marshal.

Fire crews reported heavy flames coming from the two-story home when they arrived on the scene, Chionchio said.

One person was rescued from the house by firefighters.  Paramedics rushed the victim to the Christiana Hospital where the victim was pronounced dead, Chionchio said.

Investigators are looking into the origin and cause of the fire, Chionchio said.

Damage is estimated at $200,000, Chionchio said.

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