The Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal is investigating this morning’s fire near Houston, Delaware that injured two people, according to Assistant State Fire Marshal Michael Chionchio.
Chionchio said the blaze, reported shortly after 12:30 am, occurred in the 3000 block of Jackson Ditch Road. The Houston Volunteer Fire Company arrived on the scene with flames engulfing the home. Two occupants, a 14-year-old boy, and a 33-year-old woman were injured. The 14-year-old was admitted to the Crozer Medical Center in Upland, Pennsylvania with burns. The 33-year-old female was admitted to the Bayhealth Sussex Campus suffering from smoke inhalation. Both victims are currently listed in stable condition.
State fire marshal investigators are currently on the scene searching for the fire’s origin and cause. Heavy fire damage was estimated at $125,000. Five residents have been displaced. The American Red Cross is providing emergency assistance.
This fire remains under investigation said Chionchio.