Delaware News

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

House fire in Seaford deemed accidental

The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office says a house fire that broke out in Seaford Monday night was accidental. We’re told the blaze was reported shortly after 9 p.m., in the 400 block of East King Street. Investigation revealed that the fire was caused by a malfunction in the power cord to an air conditioning unit. Officials say there were no injuries reported as a result of the fire. Fire damage has been estimated at $50,000.
WMDT-TV 47 Delmarva

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Fire damages Wendy’s restaurant near Brookside

PHOTO: Fire damaged the Wendy’s restaurant near Brookside early Sunday morning. The fire began just as the fast-food eatery in Chestnut Hill Plaza was closing for the night at 1 a.m. It started in the kitchen and spread to the duct work and roof, according to A.J. Schall, a deputy chief with Aetna Hose, Hook and Ladder Company. Firefighters from Aetna and several surrounding fire companies arrived to find the restaurant filled with smoke and fire inside a piece of cooking equipment. They had to smash a window to gain entry because the door had locked as employees ran out of the restaurant, he added. The fire was under control within 20 minutes, Schall said. No one was injured. As the firefighters worked, three Wendy’s employees stood in the parking lot, one still holding the restaurant’s cash drawer. “All we saw was flames and we had to rush out,” said one employee, who declined to give her name.
Newark Post

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