Two se­ri­ously in­jured in Delhi fire

The Delhi News-Record - - FRONT PAGE - JA­COB ROBIN­SON

No foul play is sus­pected in an ex­plo­sion and fire that de­stroyed a house in Delhi Fri­day af­ter­noon.

Fire­fight­ers ar­rived on the scene at 172 Crysler St. just after 2:30 p.m. where the home was fully en­gulfed.

Roughly 32 mem­bers of the Nor­folk County Fire De­part­ment bat­tled the blaze, which caused an es­ti­mated $225,000 dam­age to the struc­ture, not in­clud­ing con­tents.

The fire was re­ported ex­tin­guished at 6:20 p.m.

A man and a woman who were in the home at the time of the fire were res­cued by Nor­folk County Para­medic Ser­vices and even­tu­ally air lifted to a hos­pi­tal in Hamil­ton. An up­date on their con­di­tion was not avail­able at press time.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors with the On­tario Fire Mar­shal’s of­fice were called in and were at the scene on Sun­day.

“At this point we be­lieve it to be re­lated to nat­u­ral gas,” said Nor­folk fire preven­tion of­fi­cer Michael Atkins. “The Fire Mar­shal’s of­fice con­cluded their in­ves­ti­ga­tion some­time (Sun­day) af­ter­noon. They did have some as­sis­tance from Union Gas and from the OPP – both of which were out­stand­ing re­sources in help­ing con­duct the in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

“Right now we don’t have an of­fi­cial cause, that will come out of the On­tario Fire Mar­shal’s re­port when­ever they put that to­gether, but at this time we don’t be­lieve it to be sus­pi­cious.”

It’s un­known whether the owner of the home had in­sur­ance.

HAND­OUT/ DELHI NEWS RECORD

A home on Crysler Street in Delhi was de­stroyed by fire on Nov. 30. Two peo­ple were taken to hos­pi­tal with se­ri­ous in­juries.

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