An electrical problem was the cause of a house fire in Magnolia that resulted in a brief “mayday” when a firefighter fell through a floor into the basement.
The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office also says Sunday’s fire in Jonathan’s Landing caused about $200,000 damage, and several pets perished in the blaze.
A firefighter was quickly rescued from the basement and was evaluated at the scene but did not require hospital treatment.
Members of the Magnolia Fire Company, Camden-Wyoming, Little Creek, Bowers, Dover and Kent County EMS all responded.
Residents of the home were not there at the time. The Red Cross is offering them assistance.