Kitchen Fire Damages Milford Apartment On Tuesday

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The Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal has determined that yesterday afternoon’s apartment building fire in Milford, Delaware was accidental, according to Assistant State Fire Marshal Michael Chionchio.

On May 14, 2019, the Carlisle Fire Company was called to the Mispillion Apartments off of the 1000 block of South Walnut Street shortly before 3:00 pm. Firefighters arrived on the scene with smoke pouring out of a 2nd-floor apartment. A 30-year-old female was transported to the Bayhealth Sussex Campus suffering from smoke inhalation. She is in good condition and is expected to be released last evening.

State fire marshal deputies were called to the scene to investigate the fire’s origin and cause. The fire began on the stovetop when grease was left heating on the stove without supervision, said Chionchio. The grease erupted into flames and damaged the kitchen.

Fire damage was estimated at $2500. The apartment’s smoke alarm activated as did the building’s fire alarm system when the fire alarm pull station was activated signaling a fire to the other residents.


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