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House Fire Ruled Accidental in Kent County

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DOVER, Del. – The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office has determined a house fire that occurred Monday morning, south of Dover, was accidental.

The fire was reported around 5:15 a.m. on Wooded Way in the Woods Edge Mobile Home Park. A person living in the home woke up to smoke and alerted the rest of the people in the home who all were able to escape unharmed.

The Camden-Wyoming Fire Company, with assistance from the Magnolia Fire Company and Kent County Paramedics, responded to the call. Responders got the fire under control by 5:50 a.m.

The investigation by the Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office determined the fire began in the kitchen and was the result of an electrical failure under a kitchen window. Officials say there were no working smoke detectors in the home. Damages are estimated at $20,000. The Red Cross of Delmarva is assisting

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