Massive Fire Kills Family Dog, Destroys Home in Newark, Delaware

A family dog was killed and a home was destroyed following a massive fire in Newark, Delaware Wednesday night.

The fire started around 7 p.m. at a home on the 900 block of Crossan Road in the Bridleshire Farms neighborhood of Newark, Delaware. Firefighters from several companies responded to the scene and were able to bring the flames under control.

The home is a total loss and the fire caused an estimated $350,000 in damage. Officials say the family dog died in the fire.

The Red Cross of Delmarva is currently assisting the five residents of the home. None of them suffered injuries during the blaze. The Fire Marshal's Office is also investigating the cause of the fire.

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