Dover officials: 1 dead, 7 taken to hospital after fire

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DOVER, Del. (AP) — Dover officials say one person is dead and seven others were taken to a hospital after a fire broke out downtown.

Officials say firefighters from several departments in the region responded to the blaze in a large building at the corner of Loockerman and South New streets around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday. One male victim was found dead inside the building and seven people were taken to a nearby hospital. Officials say most of the injured are being evaluated and treated for minor injuries and smoke inhalation. The fire was declared under control around 8 a.m.

The cause and origin of the fire remain under investigation.


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