CLAYMONT, Del. — Investigators say a blaze at a northern Delaware apartment complex that forced 18 people from their homes was caused by use of an outdoor grill.
The fire was reported shortly after 7 a.m. Sunday at the Stoneybrook Apartment complex in Claymont, where firefighters battled flames on a two-story row of townhouses. Damage was estimated at about $250,000.
Officials say the fire broke out when charcoal briquettes used in a grill ignited vinyl siding on the rear of a townhouse.
The American Red Cross and apartment management were providing assistance to eight adults and 10 children who were displaced.
There were no reported injuries.