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Stations dedicated to 3 firefighters who died in blaze

September 26, 2017

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Three fire stations in Delaware’s largest city were renamed were firefighters who were killed in a house fire.

The Wilmington City Council on Monday renamed the fire stations for Lt. Jerry Fickes, Lt. Ardythe Hope and Capt. Christopher Leach.

Fickes and Leach died in the Sept. 24, 2016, fire. Hope was badly burned in was hospitalized before dying in December.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that officials unveiled bronze plaques that will be mounted on the stations.

Beatrice Fana-Ruiz, the daughter of the homeowner and a temporary resident, was charged with arson and murder after the fire.

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Information from: The News Journal of Wilmington, Del., http://www.delawareonline.com

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