Historic Delaware County castle gutted by fire

CHADDS FORD TWP., Pa. (WPVI) -- A castle in Delaware County, dating back to the 19th century, has been gutted by fire.

The fire broke out around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Rocky Hill Castle on the 100 block of Bullock Road.

Firefighters had difficulty battling the blaze because it is located in a wooded area.

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An historic castle is damaged by flames in Chadds Ford Township, Pennsylvania.

Chadds Ford crews called for additional water tankers from Chester and New Castle counties.

The castle was built almost 200 years ago, in 1821, by a business owner who used the property as a summer home.

The current owners bought the castle in 1957.

It has recently been listed for sale for $674,000, and reportedly in need of renovation.

There were no immediate reports of injuries.

Fire investigators are working to determine what sparked the blaze.
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