11-month-old dies in Wilmington house fire; 3 others injured

- A baby boy has died and three others are injured following a house fire in Wilmington.

Around 7:15 p.m. Sunday, crews responded to a fire on the 400 block of West 23rd Street, where three residents were trapped inside a burning home.

Crews quickly located 59-year-old grandmother Fay Hyland, 11-month-old Maurice Williams and 3-week-old Isaac Williams on the second floor.

Fay Hyland was rushed to Christiana Hospital in critical condition, with burns to 70 percent of her body. She was later transferred to Crozer-Chester Medical Center's Burn Unit.

Isaac and Maurice were rushed to Nemours Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children in critical condition. Maurice ultimately succumbed to his injuries later Sunday night.

Isaac was transferred to St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, where he is listed in critical but stable condition.

17-year-old Nashon Hyland, who was also home at the time of the fire, jumped from his second floor bedroom, escaping the fire prior to the fire department's arrival.

Nashon is currently being treated at Nemours Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children, where he is listed in stable condition.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation, though preliminary findings indicate the home did not have any working smoke detectors.

The Wilmington Fire Department is reminding residents that it offers free smoke detectors and  installation to anyone who owns a home in the city. The Smoke Alarm Hotline can be reached at (302) 571-4361.

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