Smoke Detector, Quick Response Saves Newark Home Overnight

Aetna Photographer Dave Wilson

Newark – At 11:42 last evening, Tuesday, November 11, 2018, firefighters from Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder Company, along with mutual aid, were dispatched to the 600 block of Arbour Drive in Arbour Park for a residential fire.

While en route, crews learned that the garage was on fire and that the occupants were out of the home.

Upon their arrival, crews reported fire showing from the two-story single family dwelling’s attached garage and began an attack on the fire. Crews were able to bring the fire under control within minutes, minimizing the damage to the home. Searches for victims were negative, and there were no reported civilian or fire service injuries, according to Aetna.

Officials said the occupants of the home were alerted by a smoke detector and were able to evacuate. The occupants were able to remain in the home.

The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office is handling the investigation and Deputy Chief A.J. Schall had Newark Command.

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