- Associated Press - Sunday, April 15, 2018

CLAYMONT, Del. (AP) - 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.

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