Fires Keep New Castle County Firefighters Busy Thanksgiving Day

Claymont Fire

The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s office investigated three working structure fires in New Castle County, Delaware in the last 24 hours.

The Christiana Fire Company responded to the unit block of Raven Turn in the Sparrow Run development near Newark shortly after 12:00 pm for a house fire. Smoke was evident
coming from the home when firefighters arrived on the scene. Deputy fire marshals determined the fire originated on the stovetop when cooking oil ignited when left unsupervised. Fire damage was
estimated at $10,000.

Sparrow Run Fire

The Claymont Fire Company responded to the 900 block of Aldon Road in Claymont Heights for a house fire shortly after 3:00 pm. Firefighters extinguished an active fire in the home’s garage. Deputy
fire marshals determined this fire was caused by a failure in the motor for the garage door opener. Fire damage was estimated at $40,000.

Claymont Fire

A blaze reported this morning shortly after midnight occurred in the 4300 block of Limestone Road in Pike Creek. The garage was engulfed in flames as firefighters from the Mill Creek Fire Company arrived.
State fire investigators are currently searching for the fire’s origin and cause. $10,000 was the estimated damage report for this fire. Anyone with information regarding this fire is asked to contact
investigators at the State Fire Marshal’s New Castle Division at (302) 323-5375 or email:
No injuries were reported in any of these alarms.

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