Double amputee saved from apartment fire

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image wpvi"><span>WPVI</span></div><span class="caption-text">One home was destroyed and two others damaged in a fire this morning in Wilmington, Delaware.</span></div>
March 29, 2009 8:55:01 AM PDT
One building was destroyed and two others damaged in a fire this morning in Wilmington, Delaware. Firefighters were called out around 7:00 a.m. to the 300 block of Concord Avenue where they discovered a 3-story apartment building fully involved in flames.

According to Wilmington Fire Department Captain Chris Murtha, the fire happened at a three-story apartment building and damaged the attached buildings on both sides.

One person, an elderly man, was rescued from the rear of one of the houses. He was a double leg amputee.

The elderly victim was transported to Christiana Hospital and is being treated for smoke inhalation.

The Red Cross is assisting a total of 22 people (15 adults and six children) who were displaced by the fire.

One firefighter was also transported from the scene for back pain.

No word on what caused the fire.

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