Fire Marshal Updates Thursday’s Fire In Elsmere

The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office has determined that this afternoon’s building fire in Elsmere was accidental, according to Chief Deputy Delaware State Fire Marshal Robert Fox.

Fox said the Elsmere Fire Company was alerted to a fire at 6 North Park Drive, in Elsmere shortly after 12:30 PM. Upon the arrival of the Fire Department, they found heavy fire conditions coming from the roof area of the building, which brought multiple units to the scene to assist.

Deputies from the State Fire Marshal’s Office responded to the scene and determined that the fire originated in the first floor shop area of an occupied mechanics shop and was caused by workers using cutting tools to remove parts from a vehicle, said Fox.

No one was injured in the fire that caused approximately $100,000 dollars in damages. The Red Cross of Delmarva was called for two people who lived in an apartment on the second floor.


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