Arrest Made In Fatal Building Fire In Wilmington
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WILMINGTON, Del. (CBS/AP) — An arrest has been made in connection to a fire in Wilmington that left one person dead and another injured.
The Wilmington Fire Marshal’s Office and the Arson Task Force have filed charges against Johnny Williams for causing the building fire that took the life of 65-year-old José DeJesus.
Firefighters were called to the blaze Saturday afternoon in the 1100 block of West 5th Street. Fire officials say DeJesus was killed, and another man was injured in the two-alarm fire.
The fire damaged three row houses on the block. The house where the fire started is split into apartments. Other residents escaped the building unharmed.
Williams is charged with murder, arson and reckless endangering.
A press conference with Wilmington’s fire chief was planned for Monday morning.
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