Updated: Selbyville House Fire Ruled Accidental - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Updated: Selbyville House Fire Ruled Accidental

Posted: Updated:
A screen grab from a video taken by newswatcher Jeff Mould of the house fire early Tuesday morning. (Photo: Jeff Mould) A screen grab from a video taken by newswatcher Jeff Mould of the house fire early Tuesday morning. (Photo: Jeff Mould)
(Photo: Jeff Mould) (Photo: Jeff Mould)

SELBYVILLE, Del.- Authorities say an electrical malfunction is to blame for a late Monday night fire that caused hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage to a home in Selbyville.

The Delaware State Fire Marshal's Office said fire occurred at around 11 p.m. at the two-story home, located on the 36000 block of Creek Haven Drive, located in Refuge on Derrickson Creek.  

Firefighters arrived on scene to find heavy fire showing from the front of the structures.  The Roxana Volunteer Fire Company, assisted by the Bethany Beach, Ocean City, Millville, Selbyville, Frankford, and Dagsboro volunteer fire companies, extinguished the blaze.

Investigators said two residents who were home at the time of the incident, noticed the fire and called 911.  No injuries were reported and the pair is being assisted by the American Red Cross.

Authorities said the origin and cause of the fire has been determined as an accidental electrical malfunction in the area of the front porch. Damages are estimated at $300,000.

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Police Search for Suspects in Dover Armed Robbery

    Police Search for Suspects in Dover Armed Robbery

    08/16/2017 15:26:00 -04:002017-08-16 19:26:00 GMT
    Wednesday, August 16 2017 3:26 PM EDT2017-08-16 19:26:02 GMT
    A Dover woman was arrested after providing officers with a fake name.A Dover woman was arrested after providing officers with a fake name.
    The Dover Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred Wednesday morning.More
    The Dover Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred early Wednesday morning in a convenience store parking lot.More
  • Del. Judge OKs Takata Request to Halt Some Lawsuits Over Air Bags

    Del. Judge OKs Takata Request to Halt some lawsuits over air bags

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 3:05 PM EDT2017-08-16 19:05:31 GMT
    Wednesday, August 16 2017 3:05 PM EDT2017-08-16 19:05:31 GMT
    (Photo: CBS)(Photo: CBS)
    A Delaware bankruptcy judge on Wednesday temporarily halted the prosecution of lawsuits filed by Hawaii, New Mexico and the U.S. Virgin Islands against Japanese auto-parts supplier Takata over its lethally defective air bag inflators.More
    A Delaware bankruptcy judge on Wednesday temporarily halted the prosecution of lawsuits filed by Hawaii, New Mexico and the U.S. Virgin Islands against Japanese auto-parts supplier Takata over its lethally defective air bag inflators.More
  • Surf Fisherman Ponders Eclipse's Effect on Fish

    Surf Fishermen Ponder Eclipse's Effect on Fish

    08/16/2017 13:13:00 -04:002017-08-16 17:13:00 GMT
    Wednesday, August 16 2017 1:35 PM EDT2017-08-16 17:35:57 GMT
    LEWES, Del. - Ahead of Monday's eclipse, some of Delaware's surf fishermen are hoping the phenomenon will affect their fish positively."There's three different schools of opinion," says Rich King. "It's going to be off the hook fishing frenzy, nothing'sMore
    Ahead of Monday's eclipse, some of Delaware's surf fishermen are hoping the phenomenon will affect their fish in a positive way.More
  • Most Popular VideosMost Popular VideosMore>>

  • Woman Steals Tip Jar From OC Ice Cream Shop

    Woman Steals Tip Jar From OC Ice Cream Shop

    Assiss Dhal was working at Justine's Ice Cream Parlor when security cameras captured a woman stealing a tip jar from the counter.

    More

    Assiss Dhal was working at Justine's Ice Cream Parlor when security cameras captured a woman stealing a tip jar from the counter.

    More
  • Maryland SHA Closes Eastbound US 50 Salisbury Bypass

    Maryland SHA Closes Eastbound US 50 Salisbury Bypass

    The Maryland State Highway Administration today closed the eastbound US 50/US 13 Salisbury Bypass at the US 50 Business (Salisbury Boulevard) split due to pavement damage and drainage erosion just prior to US 13 Business.

    The right lane was already closed at the same location for a pipe repair. The westbound Salisbury Bypass is open and not impacted by the closure.

    More

    The Maryland State Highway Administration today closed the eastbound US 50/US 13 Salisbury Bypass at the US 50 Business (Salisbury Boulevard) split due to pavement damage and drainage erosion just prior to US 13 Business.

    The right lane was already closed at the same location for a pipe repair. The westbound Salisbury Bypass is open and not impacted by the closure.

    More
  • Students, Parents Happy with US 301/MD-304 Overpass Opening

    Students, Parents Happy with US 301/MD-304 Overpass Opening

    Now, in place of the dangerous intersection between Route 301 and 301, they have the overpass. Mothers Barb Burkhardt and Niki Pino say they can finally breathe a sigh of relief knowing their children are a lot safer. A Maryland State Highway official says a ramp still needs to be completed before the entire $50 million project is done.

    More

    A new overpass has opened at the US 301/MD 304 interchange in Queen Anne's County, Maryland. A new overpass opened Tuesday at the US 301/MD 304 interchange in Queen Anne's County.  

    More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices