Delaware News

Friday, December 7, 2018

Trailer fire in Dover was ’deliberately started’

A heavy fire Thursday morning at a Dover trailer park that hospitalized one victim, has been ruled an arson by the state fire marshal's office. The Dover Fire Department saw flames as they pulled up to the trailer on East Pinewood Drive near South State Street, said Michael Chionchio of the Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal. A 31-year-old man was taken to the Kent General Hospital with deep cuts. He is listed in stable condition, Chionchio said. Once the fire was extinguished, state fire marshals concluded the fire was deliberately started inside the house trailer, Chionchio said. The agency has "significant leads" and plans to make an arrest. The fire damage is estimated at $30,000.
Wilmington News Journal (Delaware Online) - Metered Site

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Newark: Windy Hills fire displaces family of five

Fire damaged a home in the Windy Hills neighborhood Wednesday evening, displacing a family of five. The fire broke out at 5:16 p.m. in the unit block of Newbrook Road, according to an Aetna Hose, Hook and Ladder Company spokesperson. Firefighters from Aetna, Christiana, Mill Creek, Cranston Heights and Hockessin fire companies arrived to find smoke and flames coming from the first floor of the two-story home. One occupant was evaluated for smoke inhalation but declined to go to the hospital for treatment. Firefighters also rescued two cats from the home. The state fire marshal is investigating the cause of the blaze. The home did not have a working smoke detector, Aetna officials said. The American Red Cross is providing temporary housing to the two adults and three children who live in the damaged house.
Newark Post

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