Lewes man injured in RV fire

January 7, 2008 12:22:17 PM PST
Delaware State fire marshals say a Lewes, Del. man received critical injuries when trying to put out a fire inside a recreational vehicle. Chief Deputy State Fire Marshall Randall Lee said Duane Richard has respiratory injuries and is in critical condition. He was taken first to Beebe Hospital and then flown to Crozer Medical Center in Upland, Pa. for treatment in their burn unit.

Lee says Richard went into the burning trailer about 6 p.m. Sunday to try to put the fire out. But Milton and Lewes firefighters say the trailer was fully engulfed when they arrived.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.


Information from: The (Wilmington, Del.) News Journal, http://www.delawareonline.com