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200-Year-Old Delaware House, Barn Heavily Damaged in Arson

Posted: 11/02/2017 23:52:00 -04:00 Updated:

TOWNSEND, Del. (AP) - Officials say a Delaware house that was built at the end of the 18th century was heavily damaged in a set fire.

Chief Deputy Fire Marshal Robert Fox says the fire at the Vandyke-Heath House in Townsend was reported about 8 a.m. Thursday. He says firefighters found heavy smoke and fire coming from the home and a barn on the property. Fire companies from neighboring counties battled the blaze.

Damage is estimated at $250,000. Investigators say the fires at both the house and barn are arson.

According to the National Register of Historic Places, the Vandyke-Heath House represents the late Georgian/Federal vernacular styles popular 1770-1830.

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