Fire destroys Delaware home days before Christmas

Fire officials say a man was injured in a house fire in Newark.

The fire was reported about 10 a.m. Monday on Edjil Drive, according to a news release from the Office of the State Fire Marshal. Officials say a man was taken to a hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation, and seven residents were displaced.

The Fire Marshal’s Office says the blaze was caused by a space heater igniting combustible materials.

Officials say there were no smoke alarms in the house.


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