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Neighbors React to Slaughter Beach House Fires

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SLAUGHTER BEACH, Del.- One home was destroyed and two more were heavily damaged in Slaughter Beach on Wednesday afternoon after an accidental fire started from a house generator, according to investigators.

Lisa Roddis, who lives 10 houses down, said she called 9-1-1 after seeing the smoke.

"Right away, I was like I think a house is on fire, something is on fire...and then we just watched from the rooftop as the smoke turned into fire, and propane tanks started to explode," Raddis said. 

One neighbor said he was "amazed" at how strong the flames were.

The chaotic scene was eerily reminiscent to Christmas 2017 when multiple homes, on the same street, were burned to the ground.

Several fire companies responded and said water was a concern. But Chad Clendaniel, assistant chief of the Milton Fire Department, said they were well-prepared this time.

"Everybody coming in knew water was an issue. We knew how to set up this time, I think we were able to attack it a lot better," Clendaniel said.

The state fire marshal's office says the fire caused $800,000 in damages. There were no reported injuries. 

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