Two seriously injured in Delhi fire

Home on Crysler Street destroyed

Two people suffered life-threatening injuries when fire destroyed a home on Crysler Street in Delhi Friday afternoon. The Ontario Fire Marshals Office has been called in to investigate.

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DELHI – Two people were seriously injured in a fire Friday afternoon in Delhi.

The alarm at 172 Crysler Street was called in around 2:30 p.m. One caller to 911 reported an explosion at the site.

When Delhi firefighters arrived, the house was fully engulfed.

Firefighters entered the home and rescued what police are saying is a man and a woman. Firefighters trained their hoses on adjoining homes to prevent the flames from spreading.

“We had roughly 32 firefighters on scene battling the blaze and our crews an excellent job dealing with a very difficult fire,” Norfolk County Fire Prevention Officer Michael Atkins said in a media release.

The fire was extinguished at 6:20 p.m.

“It’s an awful thing to have happen at this time of the year,” Const. Ed Sanchuk, spokesperson for the Norfolk OPP, said at the scene.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Norfolk firefighters did a phenomenal job of keeping this fire from spreading. You can see the debris that has landed on the roofs of neighbouring homes.”

The home was destroyed. It’s unknown if the home was insured.

A home on Crysler Street in Delhi was destroyed by fire on Friday afternoon (Nov. 30). Two people were taken to hospital with serious injuries. Norfolk Fire Service / Contributed photo

With the help of the Norfolk fire department and the Norfolk OPP, the Ontario Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating.

“In the case of today’s fire either the fact that an explosion had been reported or the fact that people were injured as a result of the fire would have made the notification of the Ontario Fire Marshal’s office appropriate,” Atkins said.

Investigators are expected to be on the scene Saturday.