4th Of July Sparklers Set Delmar Home Ablaze Friday Morning

Date: July 5, 2019
Time: 1:30 a.m.
Location / Address: 301 East Elizabeth Street, Delmar – Wicomico County (Two blocks from the Delaware Maryland State Line)
Type of Incident: Accidental Structure Fire

Description of Structure / Property: 2.5 story wood frame single family dwelling
Injuries or Deaths: None
Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $50,000 Contents: $10,000
Smoke Alarm Status: Present and activated
Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: N/A

Arrests(s): None
Primary Responding Fire Department: Delmar Volunteer Fire Department
# of Alarms: 2 # Of Firefighters: 50
Time to Control: 90 minutes

Discovered By: Residents
Area of Origin: Side Porch
Preliminary Cause: The accidental fire was a result of improperly disposing legal, ground-based sparkling devices in a trash can after use.
Additional Information: The Office of the State Fire Marshal would like to remind all residents to douse any fireworks in a bucket of water after they are used and before disposal.

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