The Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal is investigating this morning’s fire near Lewes that destroyed a home, according to Assistant State Fire Marshal Michael Chionchio.
Chionchio said the blaze, reported shortly before 10:00 am, occurred in the 22000 block of Preserve Drive in the Villages of Red Mill Pond. Firefighters arrived on the scene with flames engulfing the dwelling. Two people from the house were taken to Beebe Hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation. A 73-year-old male occupant was admitted to the Crozer Medical Center in Upland, Pennsylvania in stable condition.
State fire investigators are on the fire scene searching for the origin and cause of this fire. Heavy fire damage was estimated at $300,000. This fire remains under investigation.