Million Dollar Commercial Fire Injures Several Firefighters Wednesday

The Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal is investigating a fire that damaged a commercial property in Seaford, Delaware on October 12, 2022, according to Chief Deputy State Fire Marshal John Galaska.

Galaska said the fire, reported shortly before 7:00 A.M., occurred in the 500 block of Harrington Street. The Seaford Volunteer Fire Department arrived on the scene and found smoke and flames coming from structures at the property. The fire destroyed two warehouse / storage structures on the property and caused damage to other structures at the site. Multiple regional mutual aid fire companies assisted at the scene.

State fire investigators were called to the scene and are currently performing an investigation to determine the fire’s origin and cause. This investigation is ongoing at this time.
Fire damage is estimated at $1,000,000. Several firefighters were treated and released from local hospital for injuries sustained during the operation. There were no other reported injuries.

Any persons with information about the fire are asked to contact the Sussex Division of the State Fire Marshal’s Office at 302-856-5600.

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