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Man Treated for Smoke Inhalation After Felton Fire

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FELTON, Del.– Authorities say a man had to be taken to the hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation following a fire that destroyed a home in Felton.

The Delaware State Fire Marshal's Office said that the blaze occurred shortly before 2 p.m. Tuesday at a home located on the 1200 block of Peach Basket Road.

The Felton Fire Company responded to the call and arrived with heavy fire coming from the two story home.  Assistance was requested from the Magnolia and Camden-Wyoming Fire Companies, as well as Kent County Paramedics.

One adult male resident of the home suffered smoke inhalation and was transported to Kent General Hospital where he was treated and released.  The fire was placed under control at 3:36 p.m.

Deputy State Fire Marshals responded to the scene to conduct the investigation. They determined an explosion had occurred inside the home that was followed by heavy fire conditions. This resulted in severe fire and collapse damage to the structure, investigators said. The cause of the incident remains under investigation.

Damages were estimated at more than $100,000. The homeowners are currently staying with nearby relatives.

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