Man killed in motel fire in New Castle

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Delaware fire officials battled a motel blaze Thursday that left a man dead in New Castle. (WPVI)

Delaware fire officials battled a motel blaze Thursday that left a man dead in New Castle.

The fire broke out around 5 p.m. at the Budget Inn in the 100 block of South DuPont Highway.

Upon arrival, officials said fire was showing, and a man was reportedly trapped inside.

The victim was rescued and, after suffering severe burns, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The fire was contained to the victim's unit, officials said. Damage is estimated at $10,000.

No other injuries were reported.

The other guests were able to return to their rooms around 9 p.m.

An investigation is ongoing to determine the origin and cause of the fire.
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