First arriving units observed flames on the exterior of the house. All occupants escaped unharmed and the Fire Marshal’s Office said fire damage was estimated at $50,000.
MIDDLETOWN (DE) BY DIGITAL NEWS STAFF: The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating an early afternoon Middletown fire that caused $50,000 in damages.
The fire, which was ruled accidental, started on the exterior of the home when discarded fireplace ashes ignited inside a trash container. The flames burned upward along the vinyl siding entering the home through a 2nd floor window.
The Fire Marshal’s Office said the Volunteer Hose Company of Middletown responded to 9-1-1 calls reporting a house on fire around 12:30 pm in the unit block of Kirkcaldy Lane in the Estates at Saint Annes near Levels Road.
Fire companies surrounding Middletown and the New Castle County Paramedics also responded to assist Volunteer Hose.
First arriving units observed flames on the exterior of the house. Officials say all occupants escaped unharmed and fire damage was estimated at $50,000.