Delaware Firefighters Contain Arson Fire

Crews arrived to find a 2 1/2-story home with heavy fire in the rear of the structure.


On the early morning of June 20, the Delmar, Del. Fire Department (Station 74) along with Laurel, Del. (Station 81) and Sharptown, Md. (Station 14) were alerted for a structure fire on Susan Beach Road, west of Delmar.

Crews arrived to find a 2 1/2-story home with heavy fire in the rear of the structure. Because of it being an old abandoned structure, Command gave the order to perform a defensive attack. Crews were on scene for nearly an hour. The Delaware State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating this as another arson fire. There have been seven fires of late in the area of Delmar and Laurel that officials are ruling as arson.

While crews were working this fire, Delmar, Salisbury (Station 2) and Parsonsburg (Station 6) were alerted for a pool shed fire on the Maryland side of Delmar. Sharptown's Engine Tanker 1402 that was standing by at Station 74 handled the alarm for Delmar.