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- Delaware fire investigators say a 9-year-old girl and a 42-year-old woman were killed and three others were critically injured in a house fire in Little Creek.
- Office of the State Fire Marshal says firefighters arrived at the house on Main Street just before noon Sunday to find flames shooting from the two-story home and several people trapped inside.
- Firefighters rescued several people and five people were taken to a hospital suffering from smoke inhalation and burns. Officials say the woman and girl died at the hospital and three other people remained in critical condition.
A young girl and a woman died from their injuries while three others are fighting for their lives following a house fire in Delaware.
The fire occurred around noon Sunday at a two-story home on the 300 block of Main Street in Little Creek.
Firefighters arrived at the scene and took five people out of the home. All five victims suffered smoke inhalation and burns. They were taken to Bayhealth Hospital in Dover. A 9-year-old girl and a 42-year-old woman died at the hospital. The three other victims are in critical condition. Two of those victims are expected to be transferred to the Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Upland, Pennsylvania.
The fire also caused $100,000 in damage to the home. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.