New Castle house fire ruled accidental

NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) - October 19, 2009

Firefighters went to the home on Onaway Place around 8 a.m. Sunday after receiving reports of a house fire at a one-story home. The investigation shows an electrical malfunction in a storage area attached to the home started the fire which spread to the attic.

Authorities say the four adults in the home escaped and are staying with relatives.

The fire was under control in 40 minutes and caused $25,000 in damage.

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