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Milford Beacon
  • Whiteleysburg Road fire ruled accidental in nature

  • The Delaware State Fire Marshal's office, has determined a house fire that occurred Oct. 13 in the 5400 block of Whiteleysburg Road in Harrington was accidental.
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  • The Delaware State Fire Marshal's office, has determined a house fire that occurred Oct. 13 in the 5400 block of Whiteleysburg Road in Harrington was accidental.
    Investigators say the house fire was reported by the home's occupant after smoke detectors alerted her to the fire. The victim discovered the fire in the room with an operating stove and safely escaped the home with family pet.
    State Fire Marshal's say a failure of chimney components of the operating wood stove ignited structural framing members; damages were estimated at $100,000.
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