Slaughter Beach Fire Causes $800,000 In Damage, Three Homes Affected


The Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal is investigating yesterday afternoon’s fire in Slaughter Beach that has heavily damaged three homes, according to Assistant State Fire Marshal Michael Chionchio.

Chionchio said the blaze, reported shortly before 2:30 pm, occurred in the 200 block of Bay Avenue. Firefighters from the Memorial Volunteer Fire Company and several other companies responded to the report of a house on fire.

Deputy fire marshals have determined that this was an accidental fire caused by a house generator on the exterior of the home.  Heavy fire damage was estimated at $800,000 total.

There were no reported injuries.

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