Burglars Set Fire to House in New Castle

Jan 7, 2019

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NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) - Delaware authorities say they are looking for suspects accused of trying to burn down a townhouse with three people inside after a burglary.

The Delaware State Fire Marshal's office said fire investigators came to the home Friday night in the Saddlebrook area of New Castle after a 911 call reporting the attempted arson.

Investigators found that liquid with a similar odor to gasoline was poured in the house during a burglary. The masked suspects fled after being confronted by someone in the house but tried to ignite the liquid.

Authorities say they are looking for a male teen suspect and a man described as appearing to be in his late 30s.