Rehoboth Beach fire causes $100,000 in damage

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Photo courtesy of J. Peterson, D. Pry, and R. Feltz of Rehoboth Beach Fire Co.

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. – Around 8 a.m. Saturday morning, firefighters responded to a large fire on Dove Knoll Drive in Rehoboth Beach.

Fire officials say they responded to a call for a fire in the garage of a two-story home, with people still inside. When firefighters arrived, they immediately began using their hoses to put out the flames. Nobody was found inside the home.

Firefighters worked for over two hours to put out the blaze. Lewes Fire Department, Milton Fire Department, Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company, Indian River Volunteer Fire Company, and Sussex County Paramedics assisted with putting out the fire and responding to the scene. No one was hurt.

The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office says the fire was accidental. Investigators say the fire was caused by an electrical malfunction and caused about $100,000 in damage.

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