Update: Firefighter Injured In Monday Night Fire, Family Displaced

The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office is currently investigating a house fire in Newark that occurred Monday night, according to Delaware State Fire Marshal Chief Deputy Robert Fox.

Fox said the Christiana Fire Company was alerted to a fire in the 1100 block of Musket Road, in the Fox Chase development shortly before 11:00 pm. Upon arrival of the Fire Department, there was heavy fire and smoke coming from the residence. Incident Command struck a second alarm which brought multiple Fire Departments to the scene to assist.

Deputies from the State Fire Marshal’s Office responded to the scene and the incident is currently under investigation.

One minor Fire Fighter injury was reported. Damage to the residence is extensive and is estimated at $180,000. The residents are staying with family.

Original Report

Just before 11:00 last evening, Monday, October 21, 2019, firefighters from the Christiana Fire Company, along crews from surrounding agencies were dispatched to the 1100 block of Musket Road for a residential structure fire.

While en route crews learned that callers were reporting that fire was shooting through the roof of the home.

Upon their arrival, crews confirmed fire through the roof and reported that subjects were possibly trapped in the home. Crews quickly entered the home and determined that no one was inside and continued their attack on the fire.

Moments after the first units arrived, Command struck a second alarm which brought additional crews from neighboring fire companies.

After about thirty minutes into the incident, Command reported that the bulk of the fire had been knocked down, both in the original home and an adjacent home that was damaged by the fire.

Crews operated at the scene for approximately two hours working to mop up hotspots in the home.

Fire Marshals also responded to the scene to determine the nature of the fire.