Investigators: Dewey Beach Fire Being Investigated As An Arson

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 The Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal is investigating a structure fire that damaged a structure and boardwalk area under construction in Dewey Beach, Delaware on April 23, 2020, according to Chief Deputy State Fire Marshal John Galaska.

Galaska said the fire, reported shortly before 10:00 P.M. , occurred to the structure in the 100 block of Dickinson Avenue. The Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company arrived on the scene and found heavy flames coming from the structure. Mutual aid fire companies assisted at the scene.

State fire investigators were called to the scene and performed an investigation to determine the fire’s origin and cause. The fire is being investigated as an Arson at this time

Fire damage is estimated at $750,000. There were no reported injuries. Any persons with information on this fire 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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