Two 14-Year-Olds Arrested In Acme Fire, Released

Authorities have made arrests a fire that occurred at an Acme grocery store in Newark.

The fire, which broke out on Sunday night at the store located in The Grove Shopping Center, 100 Grove Lane, resulted in significant damage, according to Chief Deputy Robert Fox.

Responding to the emergency shortly before 10:45 PM, the Aetna Hose, Hook, and Ladder Company of Newark encountered heavy smoke and an active blaze. The store’s sprinkler system, which activated, helped to contain the fire ahead of the firefighter’s arrival.

There were no reported injuries from the incident. The damages from the fire, including fire and smoke damage, was estimated at $250,000.

Authorities have arrested two 14-year-old individuals in connection to the fire. According to a statement released by the Delaware State Fire Marshal, the teens were taken into custody and subsequently arraigned by a family court. They were released back to their families, with bail amounts set at $9,000 and $5,000 respectively.

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