REHOBOTH BEACH, Del.- - The Delaware State Fire Marshal's office is investigating a fire that destroyed a trailer home in Rehoboth Beach's Sea Air Village on Tuesday.
Crews from Rehoboth Beach, Lewes, and Indian River arrived at 19889 Sea Air Ave at approximately 12:00 PM. It took nearly 30 minutes to get the fire under control. Two people were hospitalized due to the fire, a 30 year old man for smoke inhalation and an elderly woman for observation.
"It was burning pretty good when we got here," Rehoboth Beach Fire Company Chief Chuck Snyder said. "The flames were pretty much in front of the trailer extending about 15 to 20 feet in the air."
The siding of the neighboring home belonging to Tammy LaDuca became warped due to the intense heat from the fire.
"I am just glad everyone got out next door," LaDuca said. "The siding can be fixed, lives can't."
Assistant State Fire Marshal Mike Chionchio estimates $50,000 in damage as a result of the fire.