UPDATED: Frederica Home Damaged by Fire Thursday Afternoon

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UPDATED – 01/11/22 – 1pm – The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office has determined that last week’s fire in
Frederica, DE, in Kent County was accidental in nature. Deputy State Fire Marshal’s completed their investigation, and determined the fire originated in the engine compartment of a vehicle parked inside the attached garage. The number of occupants being assisted by the Red Cross has been updated to a total of 6.

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A 2-story Frederica home on Otter Way was damaged by fire Thursday. Firefighters were called just before 1pm after the home’s occupants discovered the blaze. Frederica fire officials found heavy smoke and fire in a 2-story home when they arrived on the scene. Multiple fire crews responded to the 2-alarm fire which remains under investigation by the Delaware State Fire Marshal. Damage is estimated at $350,000. Five residents of the home are being helped by the Red Cross.