UPDATED: Resident Rescued After Fire In North Drive Home in Angola Dies

Jul 27, 2013 -- 9:41am

UPDATED 9:25 PM: The man who was rescued from a burning house in Angola Neck has died.

Neighbors and Delaware State Troopers who first responded to the fire were unable to get in to rescue the man because of the heat, smoke and flames. Firefighters from Rehoboth Beach, Lewes and Indian River were able to put out the flames and rescue the man, who was taken to Beebe Hospital, where he later died. Two dogs were also found dead inside.

The Fire Marshal's Office is estimating damage from the flames at $30,000. Investigators say there were working smoke detectors inside the home, and are looking at their role in the fire. The man's name is being withheld until his family can be notified.

UPDATED 3:40 PM: A resident is being treated after being rescued from a fire in his home this morning.

Firefighters from the Lewes, Rehoboth Beach and Indian River Fire Companies were called for a fire in a home on North Drive in West Bay Park in the Angola Neck area just before 9 o'clock this morning. Delaware State Troopers who were the first emergency responders to arrive found smoke and flames coming out of the home. The person who was inside was rescued, and was taken to the hospital to be treated for undisclosed injuries.

The Delaware State Fire Marshal's Office is now investigating to determine the origin and cause of the fire.

Emergency crews from Lewes, Indian River and Rehoboth Beach are on the scene a structure fire on North Drive in the Angola Neck area.  Multiple crews from other departments are also helping out or are standing by the active stations.  The call came in just before 9am and Fire Police have closed North Drive to traffic.

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