Two manufactured home fires were investigated by the State Fire Marshal in Kent County – both were the result of thawing frozen water pipes. The first call was for the Cheswold Fire Company at a home on Stardust Drive west of Dover Monday night around 9:15. Fire crews found heavy fire when they arrived. The state Fire Marshal says the cause was a kerosene heater placed under the home to thaw frozen pipes - igniting combustibles under the home. Damage is estimated a $7500. Just before 11 this morning on Boyd Drive in Magnolia, fire crews were called for a home with heavy fire in and under the home. The occupant was using a hand held heating device to thaw the pipes and ignited combustibles under the home. Damage is estimated at $25,000. The Red Cross is helping the residents of both homes.
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