The Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal is investigating this morning’s fire in Odessa, Delaware that caused heavy fire damage to five homes, according to Assistant State Fire Marshal Michael Chionchio.
Chionchio said the fire was reported shortly before 4:00 am in the 600 block of Corbit Drive in the Cantwell Ridge neighborhood. The Odessa Fire Company arrived at the scene with flames engulfing a two-story house. Several neighboring fire companies assisted at the scene.
Deputy fire marshals are currently on the scene searching for the fire’s origin and cause. Five houses were damaged by the wind-driven fire. Sixteen people have been displaced. Fire damage is estimated to exceed $1,000,000. There were no reported injuries. The American Red Cross is assisting with emergency aid.
This fire remains under investigation.