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1 killed, dozens displaced after fire destroys Wilmington condo, fire officials say

A fatal fire that displaced dozens of residents in Wilmington is under investigation.  WILMINGTON, Del. - Delaware's Office of the State Fire Marshal is investigating a fatal fire that took place in Wilmington on Saturday morning.According to Assistant State Fire Marshal Michael Chionchio, a fire was reported shortly before 3:00 a.m.

at the Mermaid Run Condominiums in the Pike Creek area.Officials say firefighters arrived with flames shooting from the three-story building.One person was discovered dead inside one of the buildings, according to authorities.Three buildings with 6 units were each damaged, displacing 30 or more residents from their homes.The damage is estimated to exceed more than $1 million, according to officials.The American Red Cross responded and is assisting displaced residents.The cause of the fire remains under investigation. ___MORE LOCAL HEADLINES___DOWNLOAD: FOX 29 NEWS APP | FOX 29 WEATHER AUTHORITY APPSUBSCRIBE: Good Day Digest Newsletter | FOX 29 Philly on YouTubeAdvertisementFOLLOW: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

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