Fire Investigators Release Details Surrounding Wednesday Morning House Fire


The Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal investigated a residential dwelling fire that damaged a single-family dwelling in Greenwood, Delaware and displaced a family of four, according to Chief Deputy State Fire Marshal John Galaska.

Galaska said the fire, reported shortly after 08:30 A.M. , occurred to a dwelling in the 100 block of Duck Creek Lane. Firefighters with the Greenwood Volunteer Fire Company along with crews from surrounding companies arrived on the scene and found smoke and flames coming from the structure.

State fire investigators were called to the scene and performed an investigation to determine the fire’s origin and cause. The result of this investigation concluded that the fire was accidental in nature, caused by the failure of an electrical appliance cord serving a heating pad in a second-floor bedroom.

Fire damage is estimated at $35,000. There were no reported injuries and the occupants were not home at the time of the fire. The home was equipped with working smoke alarms.

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