Bethany Beach house fire under investigation

BETHANY BEACH – The cause of a fire Wednesday night that heavily damaged a three-story, wood-framed residence is under investigation by the Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office.

Chief Deputy State Fire Marshal Harry Miller said the fire occurred Aug. 12 at about 11:15 p.m. in the 29000 block of Cove Way, Cotton Patch Hills in Bethany Beach.

The fire was spotted by neighbors. They contacted the occupants, who escaped without any injuries, Mr. Miller said.

Upon arrival, firefighters from the Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company found heavy fire in the garage, extending into the main residence.

Bethany firefighters were assisted by Millville, Roxanna, Frankford and Rehoboth Beach fire companies.

Deputy Fire marshals determined the fire’s origin was located in the area of the garage and the cause is still under investigation. The investigation continues with no indication of a suspicious fire at this time.

Fire damages were estimated at $750,000. The victims were taken in by neighbors the day after the blaze.

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