Two Dogs Perish In Newark House Fire Thursday

The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office has determined that this morning’s house fire in Newark was accidental, according to Delaware State Fire Marshal Chief Deputy Robert Fox.

Fox said the Christiana Fire Company was alerted to a fire in the unit block of Marble Ridge Road, in the neighborhood of Cooches Bridge Farms shortly after 7:00 am. Upon arrival, firefighters reported heavy fire and smoke coming from the rear of the residence. Multiple Fire Departments were called to the scene to assist.

Deputies from the State Fire Marshal’s Office responded to the scene to conduct an investigation. Investigators determined that the fire originated in the rear exterior of the residence and was caused by discarded smoking materials.

No one was home at the time of the fire and there were no reports of any injuries. Two dogs did perish in the fire. Damage is estimated at 250,000.

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