Officials: Electrical Cord To Blame For Dover House Fire On Thursday

The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office has determined yesterday’s house fire in Dover was accidental in nature according to Delaware State Fire Marshal Chief Deputy B. Scott Bullock.

Bullock said on April 28th, just after 5:30 am, Kent County 911 was notified by the homeowner of a fire in the 100 block of Claystone Drive, in the Fieldstone Development, north of the City of Dover corporate limits.

The Cheswold Fire Company responded to the call and arrived with fire coming from the attached garage of a one-story, single-family dwelling. Assistance was requested from neighboring fire companies with the incident placed under control just after 6:00 am.

Deputy Fire Marshal’s responded to the scene to conduct an investigation into the cause of the fire. Deputies determined the fire originated in the garage and was caused by a failure in an electrical extension cord.

Damages were estimated at $100,000. No injuries were reported, and the Red Cross of Delmarva is assisting the home’s occupant.

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