The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office has determined that two house fires that occurred Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022 in Milford, DE were accidental in nature, according to the Delaware State Deputy Chief Fire Marshal. , B. Scott Bullock.
Bullock said the Carlisle Fire Company in Milford was alerted shortly before 5.00pm on January 12, 2022 to respond to the Elizabeth Street unit block in Milford for a reported house fire.
The Carlisle Fire Company arrived with heavy smoke from the one-and-a-half-storey single-family home. Assistance was requested from neighboring firefighters and the fire was brought under control shortly after 6:00 p.m.
State Assistant Fire Marshals investigated the cause of the fire and determined that the fire originated in the kitchen/dining area and was caused by improper smoking products. thrown away. The occupants of the house were not at home when the fire was reported. Damage was estimated at $50,000 and no injuries were reported.
A few hours later, at 10.45am, the Carlisle Fire Company of Milford responded to the 6000 block of Old Shawnee Road in Milford.
The firefighters who arrived discovered a fire involving a motorhome and a house.
Assistance was sought from nearby firefighters and the fire was brought under control just after midnight.
Investigators determined that the fire originated outside the home and spread to the motorhome. The cause of the fire was determined to be a failure of an extension cord used to power the motorhome. No injuries were reported and damage was estimated at $125,000.