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2-Alarm Townhouse Blaze Damages Homes; Hospitalizes Resident In Bear, Del.

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BEAR, Del., (CBS) – A two-alarm townhouse blaze damaged homes and hospitalized a resident on Wednesday in New Castle County, Delaware.

The fire was reported at about 4:30 p.m. at the 900 block of Rue Madora Drive in the Forest Glenn Townhouse community in Bear.

Chopper 3 HD was over the scene as fire crews responded.

The Christiana Fire Company arrived with flames coming from the residence. The fire quickly went to a second alarm and several neighboring fire companies responded to help.

State Fire Investigators determined that the fire originated in the rear of the residence and was caused by discarded smoking materials.

Investigators say two townhouse units were completely destroyed and three others were heavily damaged. Fire damage is estimated at several hundred thousand dollars.

One resident suffered a minor injury and was taken to Christian Hospital.

Several families have been displaced by the fire and are being assisted by the Red Cross of Delmarva.

No firefighters were injured during the blaze.

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