February 25, 2024
Body discovered after apartment fire at Shipley Manor


The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a fire at Shipley Manor Independent Living near Wilmington and the death of an individual.

The Talleyville Fire Company was notified of a fire alarm shortly after 5 a.m. on Sunday.

They found evidence of a small fire in one of the apartments and a 79-year-old who was deceased. A sprinkler head extinguished the blaze before firefighters arrived.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

No one else was injured and no one in the building was displaced. Damage to the apartment is estimated at $10,000.

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