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Fire Damages Homes in Magnolia

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Sunday's fire scene in Magnolia. (Photo credit: Felton Community Fire Company) Sunday's fire scene in Magnolia. (Photo credit: Felton Community Fire Company)
(Photo credit: Felton Community Fire Company) (Photo credit: Felton Community Fire Company)

MAGNOLIA, Del.- Authorities are investigating a late Sunday afternoon fire that heavily damaged a Magnolia and damaged neighboring homes as well.

The Delaware State Fire Marshal's Office said that at around 5 p.m., firefighters from the Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company responded to the 100 block of Viola Drive after neighbors reported seeing smoke in the area of the house. Firefighters arrived to find heavy fire coming from the home, which was unoccupied at the time of the fire.

The Magnolia VFC was assisted by neighboring fire companies, who fought the blaze for several hours before bringing it under control.

There were no reported injuries. Fire damage is estimated at more than $500,000. 

The fire's origin and cause remain under investigation.  

Occupants of the nearby homes are being assisted by the American Red Cross of Delmarva.
 

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