Officials: Fire Causes $1,000,000 In Damage To Dewey Beach Home Early Saturday

The Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal is investigating this morning’s fire in Dewey Beach that heavily damaged three homes, according to Assistant State Fire Marshal Michael Chionchio.

Chionchio said the blaze, reported shortly after 3:00 am, occurred in the 1900 block of Bayard Avenue. The Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company arrived on the scene with a house engulfed in flames. The Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company was assisted by nearby mutual aid fire companies.

Deputy state fire marshals are currently on the scene searching for the fire’s origin and cause.

No injuries were reported. Fire damage is expected to exceed $1,000,000. Anyone with information regarding this fire is asked to contact state fire investigators at the State Fire Marshal’s – Sussex Division by emailing Fire.Marshal@delaware.gov or calling (302) 856-5600.

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