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Fire officials: 2 killed, 3 critically hurt in blaze

LITTLE CREEK, Del. (AP) — Delaware fire investigators say a 9-year-old girl and a 42-year-old woman were killed and three others were critically injured in a house fire in Little Creek. Office of the State Fire Marshal says firefighters arrived at the house on Main Street just before noon Sunday to find flames shooting from the two-story home and several people trapped inside. Firefighters rescued several people and five people […]

today02/07/2022 78


DE Fire Marshal: 1 dead after Millville blaze

MILLVILLE, Del. (AP) — Delaware fire investigators say one person is dead after a January 2nd fire in a residential building near Millville. Firefighters were called to Omar Road around 7 p.m. for a report of a fire in a garage with an apartment on the second floor. Officials say firefighters found one person dead inside the building. State fire investigators are working to determine the origin and cause of […]

today01/05/2022 140


$2M in damage from oceanfront home fire, 12 escape unharmed

BETHANY BEACH, Del. (AP) — Fire investigators say a fire heavily damaged an oceanfront home in Bethany Beach over the weekend. The Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal says flames were engulfing the home on Seaside Drive as firefighters arrived around 11:30 p.m. Saturday. The News Journal reports that Assistant State Fire Marshal Michael Chionchio says the fire caused more than $2 million in damage. Twelve people at the […]

today11/08/2021 76


Fire officials: Man burned in mobile home explosion

OCEAN VIEW, Del. (AP) — Delaware fire investigators say a man was burned in an explosion while working on a gas stove at an Ocean View mobile home. The Office of the State Fire Marshal says when firefighters arrived at the home on Pine Street on Wednesday morning, they found the mobile home damaged. The 62-year-old man who was in the home escaped and was taken to Crozer Chester Medical […]

today07/15/2021 22


Man in prison for Maryland arsons linked to Delaware fires

DEWEY BEACH, Del. (AP) — A man serving time for Maryland arsons is accused of starting fires in two Delaware beach towns last year. The Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal announced Thursday that it has obtained warrants for Richard Lodeski of Wilmington for second-degree arson and criminal trespassing. Officials say federal and state investigators linked Lodeski to a fire that destroyed the Lighthouse restaurant in Dewey Brach when […]

today06/18/2021 58


Fires set at 2 unoccupied Millsboro homes

MILLSBORO, Del. (AP) — Fire officials in Delaware are investigating fires they say were set at two unoccupied homes in Sussex County. News outlets report that the Office of the State Fire Marshal announced that fires broke out at two homes next to each other on Oak Orchard Road in Millsboro this week. The first fire was reported Wednesday afternoon and the other was reported the next day. The Indian […]

today05/14/2021 26


DE man killed, woman injured in Dover trailer home fire

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Authorities say a Delaware man was killed and a woman was treated for smoke inhalation after a fire broke out in a trailer home on Sunday. The Delaware News Journal reports that the 61-year-old man died at the scene of the fire in Dover. Assistant State Fire Marshal Michael Chionchio says the trailer was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived. A 67-year-old woman was taken to […]

today05/04/2021 24