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Updated: Selbyville House Fire Ruled Accidental

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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.

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