Rowhome where 2 Wilmington firefighters died battling suspected arson torn down

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The Canby Park rowhome where two firefighters were killed battling what authorities have labeled an intentionally set fire was razed Friday.

Demolition crews pulled down the remainder of the building, which was already destroyed by fire and smoke in the suspected arson.

Wilmington firefighters Captain Chris Leach and Lieutenant Jerry Fickes were killed when the floor collapsed underneath them and they became trapped in the burning home. Two other firefighter were also critically injured in the fire.

Beatriz Fana-Ruiz--a resident of the home--has been charged with murder in connection to their deaths, and arson. Court records indicate authorities said she was drunk and angry when she the home on fire.

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