Fire Causing $100K Damage to Jewelry Store was Accidental


The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s office has determined that an Saturday building fire in Greenville, Delaware was accidental, according to Assistant State Fire Marshal Michael G. Chionchio.

Chionchio said the blaze, reported shortly after 2:30 am, occurred at 4001 Kennett Pike inside the Jewelry Exchange of Delaware in the Greenville Crossing II Shopping Center. The Talleyville Fire Company responded to the fire alarm.

State fire investigators were called to the scene to conduct the investigation. The fire originated in the rear of the store when an electrical malfunction occurred involving a refrigerator. The flames were doused by an automatic sprinkler system containing the fire until firefighters arrived on the scene.

There were no reported injuries. Fire damage was estimated at $100,000.

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