Pre-Civil War Era Home In Odessa Destroyed By Fire Saturday

The Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal is investigating yesterday afternoon’s fire that destroyed an Odessa home, according to Assistant State Fire Marshal Michael Chionchio.


Chionchio said the blaze, reported shortly before 5:00 pm, occurred in the 300 block of High Street. The Odessa Fire Company arrived on scene with flames shooting out of the second-floor windows. The three-story home was built around the 1850’s and has been unoccupied for several years, said Chionchio.

Fire damage was estimated at $200,000, however, the loss is difficult to predict due to the historic age of the structure, added Chionchio.

This fire remains under investigation and state fire investigators are searching for the fire’s origin and cause.

There were no reported injuries.

Anyone with information regarding this fire is asked to contact deputy fire marshals at the State Fire Marshal’s New Castle Division by calling (302) 323-5375 or emailing [email protected]

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