Fire destroys Felton home; two dogs die in blaze

FELTON — Two dogs died as a home was destroyed by a pre-dawn fire Monday, officials said later in the day.

The Felton Community Fire Company was called to 1002 W. Evans Road at 5:04 a.m. Chief Kevin Sipple said the two-story residence was engulfed in flames when trucks first arrived.

The blaze was officially placed under control at 6:20 a.m., the Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office said.

“There’s not much of it left,” Mr. Sipple said of the home.

Damages were estimated at $150,000.

The cause of the blaze was unknown as investigation continued.

Besides the canines, the house was empty at the time of the fire, officials said, and its occupants were out of state.

A two-story house at 1002 W. Evens Road in Felton was destroyed by fire on Monday morning. (Submitted photo/Felton Community Fire Company)

A vehicle parked nearby suffered frontal damage, Mr. Sipple said.

Neighbors reported the fire, authorities said.

The Magnolia, Camden-Wyoming and Frederica fire companies assisted in the response, while Harrington and Little Creek backed up the stations called out.

Reach staff writer Craig Anderson at canderson@newszap.com

You are encouraged to leave relevant comments but engaging in personal attacks, threats, online bullying or commercial spam will not be allowed. All comments should remain within the bounds of fair play and civility. (You can disagree with others courteously, without being disagreeable.) Feel free to express yourself but keep an open mind toward finding value in what others say. To report abuse or spam, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box.