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Elderly Woman, Infant Injured In Wilmington House Fire

(Credit: Wilmington Police Department)

(Credit: Wilmington Police Department)

WILMINGTON, Del. (CBS) –Wilmington police say an 86-year-old woman and a one-year-old infant both suffered injuries after a house fire broke out Saturday night.

Officials say the fire started just before 8:30 p.m. at the residence on the 1600-block of West 4th Street and was quickly put out.

When firefighters arrived, they reportedly saw the elderly victim trying to make her way out of the residence.

Officials say she was in the second floor bedroom when the fire started and one firefighter carried her to the street, where she was then treated for possible smoke inhalation and later refused transportation to a hospital.

A one-year-old infant, who was inside an adjacent dwelling with her mother during the fire, was also treated for possible smoke inhalation, according to police. They say her mother also refused transportation to the hospital.

No other injuries were reported by police.

Officials say the cause of the fire is under investigation.

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