On Tuesday, the Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal announced an ongoing investigation into a structure fire that occurred in Greenwood, Delaware, on Monday. The incident was reported shortly after 08:00 P.M. and took place in the 12000 block of North First Street in Greenwood.
Responding to the emergency, the Greenwood Volunteer Fire Company found a maintenance structure at the New Process Fibre Company engulfed in smoke and flames. The building was unoccupied at the time.
Multiple mutual aid fire companies assisted at the scene according to investigators. State fire investigators have been called to determine the fire’s origin and cause, which remains under investigation. There were no injuries reported, though damages are estimated at $100,000. The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office is urging anyone with information about this fire to contact their Sussex Division at (302) 856-5600.
In a related incident on the same day, the Ellendale Fire Company, while assisting the Greenwood Volunteer Fire Company, faced an alarming situation. Two out of three Ellendale trucks were damaged by individuals throwing rocks at the responding fire apparatus. This occurred in the vicinity of Market Street and the Greenwood Post Office. Similar attacks were reported on three other fire companies that responded to the incident. The Greenwood Police Department is handling this matter and is seeking information from the public. They can be contacted directly at (302) 349-4822, or information can be provided through Crime Stoppers at 800-847-3333.