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