Video: Home Owner, Two Firefighters Injured In Two-Alarm New Castle Fire

The Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal has determined that this afternoon’s two-alarm fire that heavily damaged a New Castle home was accidental, according to Assistant State Fire Marshal Michael Chionchio.

Chionchio said the Wilmington Manor Fire Company along with several assisting fire companies responded to the 100 block of Buena Vista Drive in the Buena Vista development around 12:00 pm. Firefighters arrived on the scene with flames engulfing the home. One male occupant sustained 2nd-degree burns to his legs. He was transported to the Christiana Hospital Emergency Room in good condition. Two firefighters also suffered burns to their legs. They are also in good condition at the hospital.

Deputy fire marshals were called to the scene and conducted the investigation. The fire erupted inside the attached garage when spilled gasoline vapors ignited off an operating pump. The flames spread into the home destroying the structure.

Heavy fire damage was estimated at $300,000. Two occupants have been displaced by the fire.


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