The Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal is investigating a structure fire that damaged a commercial property in Delmar, Delaware on November 17, 2020, according to Chief Deputy State Fire Marshal John Galaska.
Galaska said the fire, reported shortly before 1:00 P.M., occurred to the structure in the 8000 block of Waller Road at Delmar Auto Center. The Delmar Fire Department arrived on the scene and found smoke and flames coming from two structures at the property. 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. This investigation revealed that the fire was accidental in nature and was caused by an open burning that spread into the adjacent structures.
Fire damage is estimated at $250,000. The structures were occupied at the time of the fire. One subject was treated for smoke inhalation.