Arson ruled in heavy fire damages home in New Castle County

Firefighters battled a house fire in New Castle County.

The Delaware State Fire Marshal's Office has determined that a house fire in New Castle County was arson.

Crews responded at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday to a home in the unit block of Buttonwood Street in Buttonwood, Delaware.

Upon arrival, officials said fire was showing from a single-family home located behind a church.

Officials said the home sustained heavy fire damage.

The fire was brought under control at 3:12 p.m., officials said.

The fire caused about $20,000 in damage to the property

The fire marshal says that an unknown person or persons intentionally ignited combustibles inside the vacant residence.

No injuries were reported.

Anyone with information about this incident please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333.
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