Fire damages farmhouse west of Camden-Wyoming

Firefighters work on the second floor of a burning farmhouse at 1440 Jebb Road west of Camden-Wyoming late Tuesday morning. (Submitted photo/Mike Steindl)

CAMDEN-WYOMING — No injuries were reported and a family was displaced from its home after a farmhouse fire west of Camden-Wyoming late Tuesday morning.

The one-alarm blaze at 1440 Jebb Road was reported at 11:18 a.m., the Camden-Wyoming Fire Company said, and involved damage from the first floor to the attic.

Camden-Wyoming Fire Company
A Camden-Wyoming Fire Company members works from a ladder Tuesday morning during a response to 1440 Jebb Road west of Camden-Wyoming. (Submitted photo/Mike Steindl)

The Delaware Fire Marshal’s Office determined the fire’s cause was accidental and estimated damage at $50,000.

Firefighters arrived at the scene with smoke and fire coming from the two-story dwelling and continued to put out small hot spots roughly two hours after the blaze was contained at just before noon.

The Fire Marshal found that the blaze began in a first floor living room when clothing materials hanging from an active wood stove to dry were ignited, according to a news release.

“The fire entered the wall and traveled up to the attic of the home with fire damage present on all levels of the structure,” Fire Marshall Chief Deputy Scott Bullock said.

Camden-Wyoming FC dispatched four trucks and an ambulance to the scene, with the Dover and Hartly fire companies providing two each. Kent County Paramedics also responded. The Magnolia VFC covered for Camden-Wyoming FC during the response.

A Camden FC spokesman said “walls were taken down to chase the fire” in the residence. Extensive damage to the attic area was reported, with smoke and water damage throughout the structure.

The displaced residents are staying with family members, the fire marshal said.

“Everybody got out safely,” the spokesman said.

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