DE State Fire Marshal’s office investigating three storm related house fires

Courtesy: Rehoboth Beach Fire Company and 47ABC Reporter/Producer Lissette Nunez

The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s office are  investigating three weather related home fires in Sussex County that resulted in minor damage to the first house and severe damages to the other two.

Officials say the first fire investigation happened on Shotties Cove in Laurel and was reported Wednesday around 10:15PM. Officials say firefighters got to the scene around 10:25PM to see fire showing on the back side of the home, and the Laurel Fire Department along with the Blades Fire Company, extinguished the fire.

The fire was reportedly under control around 10:30PM, and units cleared the scene around 10:55PM. Officials say the fire was caused by an accidental lightning strike. Damages are reportedly estimated at $2,500.

The second fire investigation reportedly happened on Tuscany Drive in Millsboro, and police say it was reported on Wednesday around 11:40 PM. Firefighters reportedly arrived to the a single story house around 11:50 PM to see a fire in the attic. The Millsboro Fire Company was reportedly assisted by Indian River, Dagsboro, Milton, Gumboro, and Georgetown Fire companies.

The fire was reportedly under control by 12:45AM, and units stayed on the scene until about 2:30AM. The fire reportedly began in the attic of the home, and officials say the cause was an accidental lightning strike.

Officials say damages to the home are estimated at $300,000.

The third fire investigation, according to officials, happened on Lakeside Drive in Lewes and was reported Thursday around 1:30AM. Firefighters reportedly got to the scene around 1:30AM, where they saw heavy fire showing exposures to two other homes. In extinguishing the fire, the Lewes Fire Department was reportedly assisted by Rehoboth Beach, Milton, Memorial, Indian River and Georgetown fire companies.

Officials say the fire was under control around 2AM, and units stayed on the scene until around 4:30AM. The origin of the fire was reported to be in the attic of a home and the cause was reportedly an accidental lightning strike. Officials say damage is estimated at $300,000.

Officials say there were no reported injuries at any of the investigations and no other information is available.

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