Fire Causes Over $1,000,000 In Damage To DSWA Facility

The Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal is currently investigating a fire that occurred at an industrial facility in Georgetown on Saturday afternoon.

According to Galaska, the fire was reported shortly before 1:30 P.M. on January 27th at the Delaware Solid Waste Authority Facility, located in the 29000 block of Landfill Lane in Georgetown.

Upon arrival, the Millsboro Fire Company, along with mutual aid from other fire companies, encountered smoke and flames coming from a structure within the facility.

Chief Deputy State Fire Marshal John Galaska said Delaware State Fire Marshal Deputies were called to the scene to perform an investigation to determine the origin and cause of the fire.

Galaska said it appears to have originated inside the structure due to a mechanical malfunction of operating equipment. Fortunately, there were no occupants in the structure at the time of the incident, and no injuries have been reported.

Damage incurred is substantial and is estimated to be more than $1,000,000.

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