A Feb. 19 fire caused $75,000 in damage to a Dewey Beach residential unit.
The fire was reported at 7:30 p.m. at 1701 Bayard Ave., where firefighters from Rehoboth Beach, Lewes and Bethany Beach found flames coming from top floors of a four-unit building, officials said.
A residential sprinkler system confined the fire to unit A of the building, with moderate damage to the exterior of the structure, officials said. Occupants had exited the home before firefighters arrived, and there were no injuries reported.
Firefighters were on the scene for more than two hours extinguishing the blaze. The Delaware State Fire Marshal is investigating to determine the origin and cause of the fire. More information will be posted when available.
An accidental fire caused roughly $500 in damage to a hotel Wednesday, Delaware Fire Marshal’s Office spokesman John Galaska said.
The blaze at the Motel 6 in the 24000 block of Sussex Highway was reported shortly before 8:30 p.m., authorities said. The Seaford Volunteer Fire Department arrived to find smoke coming from one of the rooms.
The fire was controlled by the building’s automatic fire sprinkler system, and firefighters completed extinguishing it. The building was occupied, but all escaped without injury, Mr. Galaska said. Mutual-aid fire companies also assisted.
Investigators determined that the fire was caused by the failure of a charging electrical appliance.
A fire at a Newark hotel has been ruled a case of arson.
The fire was reported just after midnight Saturday at the Red Roof Inn on South College Avenue, Delaware state Fire Marshal’s investigators said.
Aetna Hose, Hook and Ladder personnel, along with crews from neighboring companies, responded.
The building’s sprinkler system doused the flames, the alarm system activated, and hotel guests got out safely.
Investigators determined the fire was deliberately set, and they’re urging anyone who knows anything about the incident to call the state Fire Marshal’s Office’s New Castle Division at 302.323.5375 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org also callers may call Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1.800.TIP.3333.
Information offered to investigators will remain confidential.
Blazes damage Greenville building on Kennett Pike Wednesday afternoon.
Talleyville Fire Company responded to the scene around 12:30 p.m. at Greenville Center on Kennett Pike. They found smoke coming from the two-story, commercial building, Delaware’s Office of State Fire Marshal said.
Fire marshals say the fire was then extinguished by the building’s fire sprinkler system preventing the spread of the flames.
The fire was accidental and originated inside the ceiling of a second-floor office and was caused by an electrical malfunction of fixed electrical wiring, fire marshals said.
No injuries were reported and the fire caused $10,000 in damages, according to fire marshals.