Milton Diner, United Pharmacy severely damaged by fire

MILTON – Fire early Wednesday morning caused extensive damage to a commercial structure housing the Milton Diner and the attached United Pharmacy.

Fire fighters from Milton Volunteer Fire Company and eight other companies battled the blaze in the 200 block of Broadkill Road, Chief Deputy State Fire Marshal Harry Miller said.

Heavy fire was showing from the structure when fire fighters arrived shortly after 2 a.m. Aug. 10, Mr. Miller said.

The structure was not occupied. No injuries were reported.

In an on-going investigation, State Fire Marshal’s Office deputies are attempting to determine the origin and cause of the blaze.

Fire fighters from Ellendale, Georgetown, Memorial, Lewes, Millsboro, Indian River, Carlisle and Greenwood assisted Milton.

Damages are estimated at $500,000.

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