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Fire at Sussex County Apartment Complex Seriously Injures One


By: Tracie Carter 

One person suffered severe injuries in a residential fire at an apartment complex in Sussex County Sunday night. 

Firefighters were dispatched to the Carlton Village Apartments in the 20's block of Wits End Drive (Hamburg) to investigate reports of a structured fire around 8 p.m. 

Crews arrived and found fire inside a two-story garden apartment with one person trapped inside. 

Firefighters successfully entered the home, where they rescued the unconscious resident. The victim was transported to St. Barnabus Hospital for severe burns, then listed in cortical condition. 

Crews brought the fire under control in under a half hour, with the cause under investigation. 

No other injuries were reported.