Fire kills one, seriously injures another in Elsmere

A fire in Elsmere last night killed one person and seriously injured another.

Firefighters were called to a 3-story townhouse in the 1200 block of Sycamore Avenue just after 9:30 p.m. Smoke was pouring out of the home. One person was able to get out, but had to be taken to Christiana Hospital to be treated for burns and smoke in the lungs.

The medical examiner will determine the cause of death of the person who was killed.

The fire damaged two other homes, and damage is estimated at $200,000. Investigators are still looking into what started the fire.

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