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This home will need to be completely demolished following Sunday's fire in Magnolia. (Photo: WBOC) This home will need to be completely demolished following Sunday's fire in Magnolia. (Photo: WBOC)
The home that completely burned to the ground Sunday afternoon. Neighbors say the family was not home. (Photo: WBOC) The home that completely burned to the ground Sunday afternoon. Neighbors say the family was not home. (Photo: WBOC)

MAGNOLIA, Del.- In an unfortunate end to a weekend in a Magnolia neighborhood, three families lost their homes.

The Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal is looking into a house fire that occurred around 5 p.m. on the 100 block of Viola Drive in Magnolia, Del. The office says firefighters arrived and found heavy fire coming from one home which was unoccupied. The fire affected both adjacent homes

Damage from the fire is estimated at over $500,000, according to a press release from the fire marshal's office.

Ric Williams is one of the people who lost a home.

"I come out on my deck and find the house next door to me aflame," he said. "All I could do was get out...It's [my] whole house really. They are going to have to demo it all. It's not sound, not safe."

He says the family next door is on vacation and was not home at the time of the fire.

The Red Cross of Delmarva was on hand to help the families, Bill Hickox is a board member, and he says they provide a lot of services.

"Responding to disasters of this nature, ensuring that the families initially and immediately have safe shelter for the immediate evening," he said.

Hickox says the past week has been an active one for the Delmarva chapter and that they could use help. Just last Wednesday alone, their chapter helped 22 people in Kent County displaced by fires in Cheswold, Houston and Frederica.

"Our disaster action teams have been stretched thin the past few days due to the significant number that we've experienced," he said. "But we ask folks if they are willing and able to participate and to volunteer for us to reach out to us."

Anyone can volunteer by going to the Red Cross' website and connecting to the local chapter that way.

The Delaware State Fire Marshal's Office is still working to determining the origin and cause of this fire that destroyed three homes.

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