Fire Marshal Updates New Castle House Fire Collapse, Family Dog Dies

New Castle – The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office is currently investigating this morning’s House fire in New Castle, according to Chief Deputy State Fire Marshal Robert Fox.

Fox said the Good Will Fire Company responded to the unit block of Ferris Court in the Beaver Brook Crest neighborhood just before noon today for the report of a house fire.

Upon arrival the Fire Department found heavy smoke and fire coming from a single family dwelling. Deputy Fire Marshal’s were called to the scene and are currently investigating the origin and cause of the fire.

The fire caused approximately $200,000 damage to the residence. Smoke detectors in the residence activated and alerted the occupants who were able to evacuate safely.

No firefighter injuries were reported. The family dog perished in the fire. The residents are being assisted by The Red Cross of Delmarva.

Original Story

New Castle – At approximately 11:30 this morning fire crews from across New Castle County responded to the unit block of Ferris Court in Beaver Brook Crest for reports of a garage on fire.

Responding crews found a the garage fully involved with extension into the home. Fire quickly spread to the second story as crews worked to clear the home. Firefighters were able to mount an interior attack for roughly 20 minutes before conditions became too dangerous.

As firefighters were attacking the blaze from inside the home, the second story partially collapsed into the garage area. Command quickly ordered all firefighters out of the home and began to attack the fire from the exterior.

As crews worked to save the structure, firefights found the family dog suffering from smoke inhalation. Crews worked to resuscitate the dog but the animals injuries where to severe.

The family pet finally succumb to its injuries after several minutes.

No other injures have been reported.

State Fire Marshals are on scene investigating.