Officials: Cause and origin of Delmar fire identified

DELMAR, Del. - The Delaware State Fire Marshal's Office investigated and determined the origin and cause of a fire that happened in Delmar, on Thursday.

Deputies say that the blaze happened on Thursday, in the 35000 block of Providence Church Road, at a business trading company, Denison Landscaping. The fire was reported at 4:49 PM.

The Delmar Volunteer Fire Company, assisted by Laurel, Hebron, Mardela Springs and Sharptown Volunteer Fire Companies arrived on scene to find heavy fire inside a 500 foot by 100 foot, pole barn style structure used as a storage building for straw and pine needles.

No injuries were reported during this incident, but the building and contents suffered severe fire damages. Damages were estimated at $200,000.

The State Fire Marshal's Office investigation determined that the fire happened when the exhaust system from a gasoline leaf blower, ignited combustible materials.

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