Photos: Fire Guts Pike Creek Townhouse, Family Displaced

The Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal has determined that yesterday’s house fire in the Pike Creek section of Wilmington Delaware was accidental. 

The blaze, reported shortly after 8:00 pm, occurred in the 100 block of Monet Circle in Limestone Hills West.  The Mill Creek Fire Company arrived on the scene with flames engulfing the townhouse. 

State fire investigators were called to the scene to determine the fire’s origin and cause.  The fire began on the 1st floor in the living room.  Items burning in the fireplace escaped and ignited wood framing on the first floor.  

Heavy fire damage was estimated at $250,000 total including exposure damage to the unit next door.  One person at the scene was medically evaluated and released without transport to a hospital. There were no other reported injuries.  The fire displaced a family of four.