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Two alarm fire displaces more than 40 people at Valley Run Apartments

There were no injuries in the early morning Claymont fire that displaced more than 40 people and caused heavy damage an entire apartment building.

CLAYMONT (DE) BY DIGITAL STAFF: The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a two alarm apartment building fire that displaced more than 40 people early Sunday morning.

There were no reported injuries in the early Sunday morning fire.

Fire was seen shooting from the apartment building as the Claymont Fire company arrived in the 1000 block of Stevens Place at the Valley Run Apartments near the Pennsylvania state line around 4:00 a.m.

Additional neighboring fire companies and the New Castle County paramedics were called in to the scene to assist almost immediately.

According to the State Fire Marshal’s Office, Deputy Fire Marshals are currently on the scene and are investigating the fire’s origin and cause.

“The building housed twelve units.  All 12 units were badly damaged and are not inhabitable.,” Said Deputy State Fire Marshal Michael Chionchio. “More than 40 residents have been displaced.”

Chionchio added “The American Red Cross was requested to provide emergency assistance to those in need and the fire damage could possibly exceed $1,000,000. The estimated damage assessment has not been completed at this time.”

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