Assistant State Fire Marshal Michael G. Chionchio said the blaze, reported shortly after 10:00 am, occurred in the 100 block of Main Street within the town limits of Cheswold. The Cheswold Fire Company arrived with flames shooting from the first and second floors. There were no reported injuries.
State fire investigators are currently investigating to determine the fire's origin and cause. Smoke alarms woke up two sleeping residents on the second floor. They were able to escape without injury.
Heavy fire damage is estimated at $200,000. The American Red Cross responded to the fire scene and assisted six adults with emergency supplies and housing, Chionchio said.