A house fire in Harrington has left one person dead, according to the Delaware State Fire Marshal’s office.
The Harrington Fire Company responded to the 7800 block of Vernon Road just west of Harrington, shortly after 1 a.m. Feb. 12.
Firefighters were able to extinguish the flames and found one person deceased inside the home, whose identity has not been released. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner responded to the scene, and is expected to conduct an autopsy today.
State fire investigators are now on the scene searching for the fire’s origin and cause. Damages are estimated at $50,000. No other injuries were reported.