Fire Damages Middletown Home Early Tuesday

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The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office has determined that this morning’s house fire in Middletown was accidental, according to Chief Deputy Robert Fox.

Fox said the Volunteer Hose Company of Middletown was alerted to a fire in the 300 block of New Street shortly before 3:00 AM. Upon the arrival of the Fire Department, the residence was fully involved by fire. Firefighters from several additional fire companies also assisted with the fire.

Deputies from the State Fire Marshal’s Office responded to the scene and determined that the fire originated in the living room of the residence and was caused by an electrical malfunction.

No one was injured. Damage to the home is estimated at approximately $100,000.

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