Fire Marshal Releases Cause Of House Fire Near UD Campus, 4 Students Displaced

Newark – The Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal has determined that this afternoon’s house fire in Newark, Delaware was accidental.

The blaze, reported shortly before noon, occurred in the unit block of Wilbur Street in the City of Newark. The Aetna Hose, Hook and Ladder Company arrived on the scene with flames coming from the house.

State fire investigators responded to the fire and conducted the investigation. An electrical malfunction occurred inside a bedroom causing the fire. Four university students have been displaced and arrangements have been made to relocate.

Smoke alarms operated inside the home. Fire damage was estimated at $15,000.  There were no reported injuries.

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Newark – Fire crews from Aetna, Hose Hook and Ladder have responded to Wilbur Street for reports of a house fire.

Arriving units found heavy smoke showing from the top floor. Crews from across New Castle County have respond to assist.

Firefighters have cleared the house and no injuries are reported.

Cleveland Avenue is closed in both directions. Avoid the area.