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House Fire in Camden, Del. Ruled Accidental

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CAMDEN, Del. - The Delaware State Fire Marshal's Office says a Thursday morning house fire that displaced a family near Camden has been ruled accidental in nature.

Investigators said the fire was reported by a passerby shortly after 8 a.m. on the 1100 block of Cowmarsh Creek Road, just west of Camden. The Camden-Wyoming Fire Company responded to the call and saw heavy fire and smoke coming from the one story, single family home.

Fire officials say several neighboring fire companies also came to help put the fire out. The fire was under control by 8:46 a.m.

Fire officials say no one was home at the time the fire was reported and no injuries were reported.

Deputy State Fire Marshal's responded to the scene and conducted an investigation. Deputies said they determined the fire was accidental in nature and was caused by an electrical failure in a power cord to a residential lighting fixture.

The Red Cross responded and is assisting the occupants of the home. Fire officials said damages are estimated at $50,000.
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