Office of the State Fire Marshal
Sussex County Division
22705 Park Avenue
Georgetown, DE 19947
CONTACT PERSON: Randall Lee
Chief Deputy State Fire Marshal
RELEASE NUMBER: S-08-0056
The Delaware State Fire
Marshal’s Office investigated a structure fire that occurred on Wednesday, May
21, 2008 at 10:27 PM on the 4000 block of
The Rehoboth Beach Fire Department responded to the scene and was assisted by the Lewes and Bethany Beach Fire Departments. Upon arrival they encountered heavy smoke throughout the second floor apartment.
Damages to the structure, which housed a medical office on the first floor and an apartment on the second floor, have been estimated at approximately $180,000. No injuries were reported.
State Fire Marshal’s Investigators have determined that the fire originated in the second floor bedroom and was caused by an unattended candle too close to combustible materials.