UPDATED: Fire Marshal Says Blaze that Destroyed Long Neck Apartment Complex was Arson


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UPDATED  11/29/18 – An investigation into a fire at a Long Neck apartment complex that is under construction was arson.  The State Fire Marshal has been investigating the fire since it broke out at Carillon Woods after 9pm on November 8th.  They ask anyone who may have witnessed any activity at the complex to contact the State Fire Marshal in Sussex County – 302-856-5600 or Crime Stoppers – 800-TIP-3333.


UPDATED – 11:10am – The State Fire Marshal continues to investigate the blaze that destroyed the middle building of the Carillon Woods complex off Route 5 in Long Neck.  State fire investigators are currently on the scene searching for the fire’s origin and cause. The building, which was under construction, was designed to house 30 units.  Heavy fire damage is estimated to exceed $1,500,000. There were no reported injuries.


BREAKING NEWS 11/9 8:20AM: WGMD has learned the fire at Carillion Woods apartments in Long Neck has rekindled. Fire crews have returned to the scene.


ORIGINAL STORY:  Firefighters from around Sussex County helped the Indian River Fire Company battle a fully involved fire at Carillon Woods off Route 5 at Long Neck. The call came in at 9:23pm and arriving firefighters found the four-story apartment complex, which is still under construction, with flames shooting into the sky. There was no active sprinkler system. Several area roads were closed while firefighters battled the blaze for over five hours. The State Fire Marshal is investigating.