Family Of Five Displaced In Wednesday Morning House Fire

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The Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal investigated a structure fire that damaged an occupied mobile home in Lewes, Delaware and displaced a family of five Wednesday, according to Chief Deputy State Fire Marshal John Galaska.

Galaska said the fire, reported shortly after 05:00 A.M. , occurred in the 17000 block of Evette Lane. The Lewes Fire Department arrived on the scene and found smoke and flames coming from the structure. Mutual aid fire companies assisted at the scene.

State fire investigators were called to the scene and performed an investigation to determine the fire’s origin and cause. The result of this investigation concluded that the fire was accidental in nature, caused by an electrical malfunction on the interior of the structure.

Fire damage is estimated at $15,000. There were no reported injuries. Smoke alarms were present and alerted the occupants who escaped the fire. The Red Cross responded to the scene to assist the Victims.

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