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Officials Rule Hartly Fire Accidental, $500K in Damages

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HARTLY, De. - The Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal ruled a Wednesday afternoon fire accidental.

The Hartly Fire Company responded to the fire at a home on the 5900 block of Westville Road just before noon.

According to the state fire marshal's office, the fire started when someone was using a cutting torch to cut a bolt and accidentally ignited a lawnmower that was under repair. Officials said the fire spread from the lawnmower, damaging two pole barns and a trailer.

No one was injured in the incident.

Fire crews said the damage is estimated at $500,000.

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