Fire Leaves Delmar Home in Ruins - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Fire Leaves Delmar Home in Ruins

Posted:
(Photo: MGN) (Photo: MGN)

DELMAR, Del.- Authorities have ruled as accidental an early Friday fire that heavily damaged a home in Delmar, Del.

The Delaware State Fire Marshal's Office said the blaze broke out shortly before 1 a.m. on the 600 block of State Street.

The Delmar Fire Department responded to the scene and was assisted by the Laurel, Salisbury, Sharptown and Hebron Fire Departments. When firefighters arrived on the scene, they encountered smoke in the home.

The home was equipped with working smoking detectors. The occupant of the home was able to escape without injury and is being assisted by the Red Cross.

Damages have been estimated at $150,000.

State Fire Marshal investigators have determined that the fire originated in the ceiling of the home's utility room and was caused by an electrical malfunction.

 

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Gov. O'Malley Says Don't Turn Away Immigrant Kids

    Gov. O'Malley Says Don't Turn Away Immigrant Kids

    Sunday, July 27 2014 6:27 AM EDT2014-07-27 10:27:14 GMT
    Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley told Nebraska Democrats that the United States shouldn't be turning away children from Central America.More
    Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley told Nebraska Democrats that the United States shouldn't be turning away children from Central America.More
  • Korean War Vets Honored With Memorial

    Korean War Vets Honored With Memorial

    Sunday, July 27 2014 6:58 PM EDT2014-07-27 22:58:40 GMT
    Sunday marks the 61st anniversary of the end of the Korean War. A memorial in honor of the Korean War Veterans was revealed Sunday in the Veterans Memorial Park in Dover.More
    Sunday marks the 61st anniversary of the end of the Korean War. A memorial in honor of the Korean War Veterans was revealed Sunday in the Veterans Memorial Park in Dover.More
  • Harper Sentenced in Sussex Kidnapping Case

    Harper Sentenced in Sussex Kidnapping Case

    Sunday, July 27 2014 1:47 PM EDT2014-07-27 17:47:57 GMT
    A teen convicted of participating in the kidnapping and carjacking of an 89-year-old woman in Sussex County was sentenced Friday in Delaware Superior Court.More
    A teen convicted of participating in the kidnapping and carjacking of an 89-year-old woman in Sussex County was sentenced Friday in Delaware Superior Court.More
Powered by WorldNow

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service