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Bunting and Bertrand fire deemed accidental; damages estimated at $500K

Multiple fire companies respond to...

FRANKFORD, Del. - UPDATE: The Delaware State Fire Marshal's Office reports that the Monday afternoon fire at the Bunting and Bertrand poultry equipment warehouse in Frankford was accidental.

Fire marshals say the fire started around 3:25 PM when embers from burning cardboard ignited other combustible materials and spread to the structure. Officials estimate the damages at $500,000.

Firefighters from Frankford, Dagsboro, Selbyville, Roxanna, Bethany Beach, Millsboro, Millville, Gumboro, Indian River, Georgetown and Bishopville all worked to fight the blaze. Officials say the fire was under control by 6:35 PM.

No one was injured in the fire, officials said.

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Firefighters are responding to a multiple alarm fire at Bunting and Bertrand in Frankford.

Officials say multiple fire companies in Sussex County and Worcester County are responding to the poultry equipment provider on Hickory Street.

It is unclear at this point if anyone was injured but officials say that at least 15 fire companies were on the scene.

According to Frankford officials, the quantity of water being used to fight the fire may result in low water pressure for town residents.


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