Fire under investigation

SUSSEX COUNTY – The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a fire last
Thursday that heavily damaged a two-story, wood-framed residence.

The blaze occurred July 16 at approximately 8:33 p.m. in the 38000 block of Old Mill Bridge Road, Chief Deputy State fire Marshal Harry Miller said.

Firefighters from Roxana Volunteer Fire Company arrived first find, finding heavy fire in the rear bedroom of the first floor and the unfinished second floor of the structure. They were assisted by Millville, Bethany Beach, Frankford and Rehoboth Beach Fire Companies.

The fire originated in the first floor bedroom, and the cause is still under investigation.  No occupants were home at the time of the incident, and the home was equipped with working smoke detectors.

One firefighter received minor injuries when he fell through the ceiling of the attached garage, but refused treatment, Mr. Miller said. Damages are estimated at $300,000.

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