Investigators: Arsonists Set Two Homes Ablaze In Southern Delaware

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The Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal is investigating two structure fires that damaged separate unoccupied dwelling structures in the Frankford, Delaware area, according to Chief Deputy State Fire Marshal John Galaska.

Galaska. said the first incident, reported shortly after 4:30 A.M. on May 10, 2020, occurred to an unoccupied dwelling structure in the 34000 Block of Evans Road Frankford, Delaware. The Roxana Volunteer Fire Company arrived on the scene and found heavy flames coming from the structure. Mutual aid fire companies assisted at the scene. The damage was estimated at $35,000.

The second incident, reported shortly after 2:30 A.M. on May 11, 2020 , occurred to an unoccupied dwelling structure in the 31000 Block of Gum Road Frankford, Delaware. The Frankford Volunteer Fire Company arrived on the scene and found heavy flames coming from the structure. Mutual aid fire companies assisted at the scene. The damage in that fire was estimated at $60,000.

State fire investigators were called to both scenes and performed separate investigations to determine the fire’s origin and cause. The result of the investigation was that both fires were intentionally started.

There were no reported injuries. Any persons with information on these fires are asked to call The State Fire Marshal’s – Sussex Division at (302) 856-5600 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333.

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