Cause Of Death Determined In Delmar Fatal Fire - 47 ABC - Delmarva's Choice

Cause Of Death Determined In Delmar Fatal Fire

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DELMAR, Md. - Deputy State Fire Marshals have concluded their investigation into the cause of Monday's fire that claimed the lives of a Delmar couple.

The deadly blaze occurred at 2:24PM at a single wide mobile home on Niblett Court. It took 20 firefighters about 30 minutes to control the flames.

65-year-old David Cullen and 61-year-old Linda Cullen were unable to escape the home and died of smoke inhalation, according to the Chief Medical Examiner's Office. Investigators determined the cause of the fire to be accidental, the result of smoking materials that came in contact with an upholstered chair in the living room. This incident brings the total amount of fire related deaths this year in Wicomico County to four.

Investigators determined a smoke alarm was present in the home, but was not operable at the time of the fire. Click here for more on this investigation.

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