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Early Morning Blaze Destroys Two Homes in Dewey Beach

Updated: Mar 13, 2018 7:14 PM
By A.J. Clemente


(Dewey Beach, DE) - An early morning fire broke out around 3 AM in Dewey Beach.

The fire was located in the unit block of Sand Dune Drive. Rehoboth Beach Vol. Fire Company assisted by Lewes, Bethany Beach, Indian River, Millville, Milton, Slaughter Beach, Georgetown, and Millsboro Volunteer Fire Companies responded to the scene to find heavy fire showing from two large single-family dwellings with fire and heat impinging on three other dwellings.

David Main was alerted that his home was on fire through security cameras. Once he called the police he drove from Washington D.C. only to be told his home was lost in the blaze.

"Frankly I don't think it has completely hit me yet." Said Main.

The Delaware State Fire Marshall is still investigating the cause of the fire.

"Our primary concern was to protect exposures at the time. As you can see we have damage to 3 other structures. So I think the guys did a good job limiting it to two building that got burned down." Said Rehoboth Fire Chief Chuck Snyder.

Damages are estimated at $5-million dollars.

Main told WRDE that fire crews were able to save his prize car, a Ford Model A. Firemen put the car in neutral and pushed the car to safety.

One firefighter was transported to Beebe Medical and treated for a laceration of the head.



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