UPDATED: Funeral Service Set for Children Killed in Pot Nets Fire; How You Can Help


UPDATED – 8/16/19 – A public funeral has been scheduled for three young girls killed in a fire in Pot-Nets Bayside last week. The services for 4-year-old twins Skylar and Veronica Marchuk and 1 1/2 year old Amaya Gentner be next Thursday starting at 2 p.m. at the Long Neck United Methodist Church on Long Neck Road, Millsboro. A private burial will then be held. The fire last week at the home on Scarp Street remains under investigation.


UPDATED-8/8/19 – After yesterday’s fire in the Pot Nets Bayside community – people want to help. While monetary donations are the best option – so that they can purchase what they need – a collection is being taken of items needed by the family as well at the Main Office for Pot-Nets Communities. It is near the intersection of Long Neck Road & Pot-Nets Road at: 34026 Anna’s Way, Long Neck, DE 19966.

We ask that donated items be in good and clean condition, fitting the needs of the family. We have received several calls offering to donate furniture, and while that is greatly appreciated, ask that you please hold on to these items for now. We simply do not know the family’s plan at this point in time.

Click here to find a list of items needed & sizes – https://www.facebook.com/potnets/

Financial donations can also be made online via the ‘Good Ole’ Boy Foundation” website here: https://www.goodoleboyfoundation.com/give.html

Click the “DONATE” button under option Number 1. 100% of all donations will directly benefit the family.


UPDATED – 9pm – A fire on Scarp Street in Pot-Nets Bayside remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police and the State Fire Marshal.  Firefighters found the rear of the home in flames when they arrived on the scene.  The fire was quickly extinguished – inside three children under the age of 5 were found dead – another child was removed from the home by a parent.  The three victims have been turned over to the Division of Forensic Science for autopsy and to determine the cause and manner of death.   


Image courtesy Indian River Volunteer Fire Co.

Firefighters, state police and fire investigators are on the scene of a fatal fire on Scarp Street in Pot-Nets Bayside.

The call for help came in around 2:30 p.m. Arriving firefighters reported fire showing from the residence.

Image courtesy Indian River Volunteer Fire Co.

A toddler has been removed from the residence and taken to the hospital. She was suffering from smoke-related injuries.

WGMD has also received reports of at least one fatality.

Image courtesy Indian River Volunteer Fire Co.

Crews from Indian River, Millsboro, Lewes, Mid-Sussex Rescue and Sussex County EMS personnel responded to the scene. The State Fire Marshal is at the scene to determine the cause and origin of the fire.

This is a developing story and will be updated shortly.