Update: Electrical Fire Causes $1-M Damage to Home at Rehoboth Beach Yacht & Country Club

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A fire causes about $1,000,000 damage to a home in the Rehoboth Beach Yacht and Country Club early Wednesday.

According to the Delaware State Fire Marshal’s office, members of the Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company responded to a fire alarm at about 4:00 a.m. on West Side Drive. The alarm system also alerted the occupants, who got out safely.

Firefighters encountered smoke and flames coming from the roof of the home.

The fire was determined to be accidental, and was caused by an electrical malfunction of fixed-branch circuit wiring. Damage is estimated at $1,000,000.

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A fire has heavily damaged a home in the Rehoboth Beach Yacht and Country Club.

According to the Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company, firefighters responded to an automatic alarm on West Side Drive shortly before 4:00 a.m. today (Wednesday).The call was updated to a working structural fire with heavy smoke showing, and flames poking through the roof. Members of the Lewes Fire Department and Indian River Fire Company also responded.

Fire on West Side Dr., Rehoboth Beach Yacht & Country Club (photo courtesy of Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company)

No injuries were reported. The home sustained major damage.

The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause of the fire.

Bethany Beach, Milton and Millsboro firefighters also assisted at the scene or covered, as well as Sussex EMS.

(original story)

A Fire in the Rehoboth Beach Country Club early Wednesday morning is under control.

At one point, firefighters dealt with flames poking through the roof of a home on West Side Drive. There has been no official word of any injuries, the extent of damage or the cause of the fire.

The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office was on the scene, and numerous surrounding fire companies provided assistance.

This is a developing story. WGMD The Talk of Delmarva will have more details when they are available.

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