Investigators Say Sunday’s Odessa-Area Fire Caused 600K In Damage

The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s office is investigating this morning’s fire that destroyed a house under construction in Odessa, according to Michael Chionchio Assistant State Fire Marshal.

Marshal said the blaze, reported shortly before 11:30 am, occurred in the 900 block of Scarlet Oak Street in the Baymont Farms development off Vance Neck Road. The one-story dwelling was not occupied when firefighters arrived on the scene with flames shooting from the first floor.

Mutual aid fire companies assisted the Odessa Fire Company with extinguishing the fire. Several additional fire companies covered the Odessa fire district until the fire was brought under control. New Castle County paramedics stood by the scene.

State fire investigators are currently on the scene searching for the fire’s origin and cause. There were no reported injuries because of the fire. Heavy fire damage to the original house and exposures on both sides of the burned house totaled an estimated $600,000. This fire remains under investigation.

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