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Investigators: Three Displaced After $200,000 House Fire Near Odessa

The Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal is investigating this afternoon’s fire near Odessa that heavily damaged a home, according to Assistant State Fire Marshal Michael Chionchio.

Chionchio said the blaze, reported shortly before 1:00 pm, occurred in the 100 block of East Old Squaw Road in the Appoquin Farms neighborhood. Firefighters from the Odessa Fire Company arrived on the scene with a two-story house fully engulfed in flames. Mutual aid fire companies also responded and assisted units on scene.

State fire investigators are currently on the scene searching for the fire’s origin and cause. New Castle County paramedics and the Delaware State Police medical helicopter responded and stood by the scene.

Heavy fire damage is estimated at $200,000. There were no reported injuries. Three adults have been displaced.

Just before 2:00 crews reported a small outside fire in the rear of a nearby home. Crews were diverted to address that fire.

As of 2:20 crews remained on scene mopping up hotspots.

Breaking Report

Firefighters from several fire companies are responding to the 100 block of  E OLD SQUAW Road for reports of a garage and vehicle fire.

First arriving crews are reporting heaving fire showing and have ordered a defensive operation. The fire will be attacked from the exterior.

Several callers are reporting that subjects are running inside the home.

Crews are reporting that two subjects are unaccounted and are now enter the home to search.

A total of four ambulances and two paramedic units requested.

Command has ordered an evacuation io the home.

Everyone is now accounted for. The second medic unit has been canceled.

Command has alerted firefighters to use caution,  possible collapse zone.

Trooper 4 above the scene has been recalled.



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