2nd Fire at Home Ruled Arson

A fire that broke out inside an area home for the second time in a matter of days was ruled arson by investigators.

Flames broke out around 5 a.m. inside a large single-family home on Saratoga Court in the Valleywood Development in Christiana, Del.

New Castle County sources said that a woman and her adult son were able to escape the flames and treated at the scene for smoke inhalation.

When Christiana Fire Department firefighters arrived the found the first and second floors of the home engulfed in flames, according to New Castle County Chief Deputy Fire Marshal Robert Fox.

Neighbors say they were also evacuated for fear of a possible explosion.

A firefighter suffered some burns to his back, according to Fox.

The fire caused around $200,000 in damage to the home and the roof was almost completely caved in.

Neighbor Lisa Smith told NBC10's Monique Braxton that a fire broke out on the porch of the home last Tuesday.

"The front porch caught on fire, it burned itself out," said Smith.

Shortly before 6 p.m., investigators revealed the fire was intentionally set. If you have any information on the cause of the fire should call The New Castle Division of The State Fire Marshal at 302-323-5375 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333.

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