Sunday House Fire Damage Estimated At $175,000

The Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal investigated a structure fire that damaged a single-family dwelling in Laurel, Delaware on April 18, 2021, according to Chief Deputy State Fire Marshal John Galaska.

Galaska said the fire, reported shortly before 1:00 P. M., occurred in the 30000 block of Seaford Road in Laurel, Delaware. The Laurel Fire Department arrived on the scene and found smoke and flames coming from the structure. Mutual aid fire companies assisted at the scene.

State fire investigators were called to the scene and performed an investigation to determine the fire’s origin and cause. The cause of the fire was determined to be accidental in nature and occurred when discarded smoking materials ignited available combustibles.

The house was occupied at the time of the fire. Occupants escaped without injury. A firefighter was transported from the scene for minor injuries and was later treated and released. Fire damage was estimated as $175000.

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