Delaware News

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Smyrna House Fire Causes $1M in Damages

PHOTO: A house fire that took place Monday morning in Smyrna has caused an estimated $1,000,000 in damages, according to the Delaware State Fire Marshal's Office. The office says that that the Citizens Hose Co of Smyrna was sent to the home around 3:15 a.m., which is located on Furies Street in the Ashland Development southwest of the corporate limits of Smyrna. When the firefighters arrived, the office says they were met with heavy fire with exposure to several other homes. They say the home had people in it at the time but everyone inside was safely evacuated. According to the office, nearby Kent and New Castle County fire departments responded to help with the fire, placing it under control by 5:15 a.m.
WRDE-LD NBC 31 Salisbury

Monday, June 5, 2023

Massive Fire Leaves Path Of Destruction In Bear

PHOTOS: Just before 4:00 p.m. on Friday afternoon, a devastating fire broke out in the 1200 block of Porter Road in Bear. The initial reports of an outside fire quickly escalated as firefighters arrived at the scene. What started as a small blaze soon grew into a raging inferno, posing a threat to nearby vehicles. The situation prompted an extensive response from firefighters from across New Castle County. The quick-moving fire rapidly destroyed multiple vehicles, intensifying the efforts of the responding crews. Thick black smoke billowed into the sky and could be seen from miles away. With the situation escalating, Command requested additional water tankers and extra fire apparatus to assist in combating the fire. As the incident unfolded, Porter Road had to be closed in the vicinity of the fire.
1st State Update

New Castle townhouse fire that displaced 11 sparked by bad wiring

Bad electrical wiring is blamed for a fire that heavily damaged a townhouse complex and forced 11 people into emergency shelter in New Castle Friday night. The fire was reported around 6:30 on Marlborough Court in the Hampton Green Townhouses, Delaware State Fire Marshal's investigators said. Fire crews from Christiana and several neighboring companies found smoke pouring from the building when they arrived, and after the fire was put out, investigators determined the cause of the fire was faulty above-ceiling wiring in the townhouse where the fire started. 4 units in the complex were affected, and the total amount of the damage is estimated at $120,000.00. No one was hurt, and the Red Cross is sheltering the displaced residents.
WDEL-AM 1150 Wilmington

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