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    Unhappy Wilmington, DE injury

    Firefighter falls two stories while fighting blaze; others injured

    (Wilmington-AP) -- A firefighter fell two stories after battling
    a blaze at the 23rd Street Market in Wilmington.
    Lieutenant George Merrill was among 42 firefighters called to
    the 8 a-m fire on North Pine Street. He apparently became
    disoriented and exited the building the wrong way.
    He thought he was leaving the building through a rooftop window
    with a back porch. Instead, he exited a second floor window on a
    different side of the building where he fell to a concrete walkway.
    Merrill is being treated at Christiana Hospital for several
    broken ribs and a punctured lung. He is in stable condition.
    Two other firefighters -- James Tearl and Hiram Whatley --
    suffered burns to their face. Both were treated and released at the
    Wilmington Hospital. No other injuries were reported.


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    StroutKristen
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    Default GOD BLESS

    God bless him. He'll be in my thoughts and prayers.

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