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Charges Dropped In Four-Alarm Fox Run Arson Case

Authorities have dropped charges against, Teresa C. Iocco, an intellectually disabled woman that was charged in connection with the 2018  Fox Run apartment fire that caused over $1,000,000 in damages and displaced several residents.

In September of 2018, Assistant State Fire Marshal Michael Chionchio said the blaze, reported shortly after 6:00 am, occurred in the 2900 block of Squirrel Drive in the Fox Run Apartment complex. The Christiana Fire Company arrived on the scene with flames engulfing the three-story occupied dwelling.

Crews from across New Castle County responded to assist in what ultimately was a four-alarm fire.

Chionchio said at the time that State Fire Marshal deputies found that the fire was intentionally started and arrested Iocco on charges of Arson in the 1st degree and 3 counts of Reckless Endangering in the 1st degree. Iocco has been found unfit to stand trial on the felony charges, according to officials.

Twenty four apartment units were damaged in the fire. Twelve of those units were badly damaged and were not be able to be reoccupied.

The management of the complex and the American Red Cross worked on relocated those residents displaced by the fire.



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