Authorities Release Cause Of Today’s Fire That Damaged Three Homes In Newark

Newark- The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office has determined that this afternoons house fire in Glasgow, DE., was accidental, according to Chief Deputy Fire Marshal, Robert Fox.

Fox said the Aetna Hose, Hook, and Ladder Company of Newark was alerted to a fire in the unit block of Versailles Ct., in the Frenchtown Woods neighborhood, shortly after 2:00 pm this afternoon. Fire apparatus arrived shortly after and found heavy fire and smoke coming from a middle of a row townhouse. The fire quickly went to a second alarm, bringing several neighboring companies to the scene to assist.

State Fire Marshal Deputies were called to the scene and have determined that the fire originated on the rear deck and was caused by discarded smoking material.

Fire damage is estimated at approximately $400,000. Three townhomes were damaged by the fire. No injuries were reported. The Red Cross of Delmarva was called to the scene to assist the displaced families.

Aetna’s Chief Drew Bowerson (White Jacket Holding Microphone In Photo Below) had Newark Command.

Bowerson arranged for Red Cross assistance for two adults that were displaced by the fire.

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