The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s office has determined that this afternoon’s fire in Dover, DE was accidental.
The blaze, reported shortly before 3:00 pm, occurred in the unit block of State Circle, Capitol Park. The Dover Fire Department responded to the call and extinguished a fire inside the kitchen of the dwelling.
A 50 year old female occupant was transported to Bayhealth – Kent General Hospital with burns to her left shoulder and left foot. She is in good condition.
State fire investigators were called to the scene and completed the investigation. The fire originated on the stove top when cooking oil ignited after being left unsupervised. The smoke alarms in the home alerted the occupants to the fire. Fire damage was estimated at $5,000.
Contact Person: Michael G. Chionchio, Assistant State Fire Marshal at (302) 739-5665.