Investigators Say Hockessin Two-Alarm Fire Was Arson, Photos

The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office has determined that this morning’s building fire in Hockessin to be Arson, according to Chief Deputy State Fire Marshal Robert Fox.

Fox said the Hockessin Fire Company responded to the 1100 block of Yorklyn Road, The old NVF Plant, shortly after 3 am this morning for reports of a building fire. Upon arrival, they found heavy fire conditions in one of the old mills on the property. A second alarm was declared and multiple Fire Departments were called to assist.

Deputies from The State Fire Marshal’s Office responded to the scene to conduct an investigation. The fire was determined to be Arson. One building was completely destroyed by fire.

There were no injuries and damage is estimated to be approximately 250,000 dollars.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-tip-3333 or contact The New Castle Division of The State Fire Marshal at 323-5375.

Photos of the fire here

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