Two Children injured in Post-Black Friday house fire

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New Castle: Thanksgiving is a time for giving and a time for sharing. It’s one American holiday tradition that brings families and friends together for joy, laughter, and simply just being together – and its sure not to go away any time soon.

With Black Friday shopping that follows Thanksgiving night; it sure does set a new tone. For some, Black Friday shopping has become the norm and also a family tradition, for others, it’s a time to just stay home and relax until the mad shopping crowds pass.

That’s what this particular household of 6 did this past Friday when their home was struck by fire shortly after 12:30 A.M. Saturday morning.

Christiana Fire Company was dispatched to the unit block of Bradbury Rd in New Castle, and when arriving units pulled up to the home it was fully involved.

The family of four including two other adults made it out safely including the home owner’s two children but according to SGT. Abigail Haas with the New Castle County Paramedics, the children were later treated by paramedics and transported to Christiana Hospital for smoke inhalation.

Richard Perillo, chief of the Christiana Fire Company said, “Crews arrived to find heavy fire. The occupants were able to flee the home before conditions worsened”

A family vehicle sitting in the driveway was also destroyed in the fire.

Even though the fire was brought under control within an hour, fire crews remained on the scene into early morning. The modest single story family home is located in the Coventry development off Airport Rd in New Castle. The six occupants are being assisted by the American Red Cross.

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