Felton family displaced by early morning fire

FELTON — An early morning residential fire Tuesday caused $100,000 in damage and the death of two pets, officials said.

Felton Community Fire Co. trucks arrived to the two-story residence at 1524 Peach Basket Road after a 6:27 a.m. call.

They found the blaze engulfing a car port and its contents and spreading into the home.

Fire Chief Kevin Sipple said the blaze was controlled within approximately 45 minutes.

He estimated extensive damage to at least half of the single-family home, including the car port, living room and kitchen.

The single family home is seen after the fire was extinguished. (Submitted photo/Felton CFC)

Fire Chief Sipple said the family was displaced by the blaze and their cat and dog, which could not exit the residence, perished.
No other injuries were reported.

A fire at 1524 Peach Basket Road in Felton caused an estimated $100,000 in damage. (Submitted photo/Felton CFC)

Frederica and Harrington fire companies also responded to the blaze, with the Goldsboro, Maryland company standing in for Felton.

The cause of the fire is pending, and State Fire Marshal’s Office continued to investigate on Wednesday.

Reach staff writer Craig Anderson at canderson@newszap.com

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