- Associated Press - Friday, December 4, 2015

NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) - Officials in Delaware are investigating after a fire at a New Castle motel where one person was found dead.

Delaware’s Office of the State Fire Marshal said in a statement that the fire at the Budget Motor Lodge at 145 South DuPont Highway was reported around 5 p.m. Thursday. When firefighters arrived, they found one person dead inside a motel room.

The Fire Marshal’s office says the fire did about $10,000 in damage and that investigators are searching for the fire’s origin and cause. The Fire marshal’s office says an autopsy has been scheduled for Friday for the person found at the scene.

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