Update: Pot-Nets accepting donations to assist family that lost three children in fire

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The Pot-Nets community has confirmed the deaths of three children in a fire at the manufactured home community in the Millsboro area.

The Cape Gazette reported the three children were under the age of five.

Pot-Nets is accepting donations to aid the family of the victims and issued the following:

“We are continuing to accept donated items and cash donations for the family at the Main Office for Pot-Nets Communities. We ask that donated items be in good and clean condition, fitting the needs of the family. We have received several calls offering to donate furniture, and while that is greatly appreciated, ask that you please hold on to these items for now. We simply do not know the family’s plan at this point in time.”

Earlier, the following statement was released by the Tunnell Companies, owner/manager of the community.

“On behalf of the entire Pot-Nets Family, we are completely devastated by the event that occurred this afternoon. We send our deepest sympathies to the families of the three children who did not survive today’s house fire. While we are grieving and stunned over this loss, we are grateful for the selfless efforts of neighbors & first responders who were first to arrive today. We pray for these children. We pray for this family. We pray for our
community…”

Fire run logs indicated that crews found a structure on fire with people inside on Scarp Street.

The fire remains under investigation, according to the state Fire Marshal’s Office.

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