UPDATED – Wednesday – 2:25pm – State fire investigators performed an investigation to determine the fire’s origin and cause, which determined that the fire was intentionally started. The investigation is active and ongoing at this time. Any persons with information are encouraged to call the State Fire Marshal’s Office Sussex Division at (302) 856-5600 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333.
Fire damage is estimated at $200,000. There were no reported occupants or injuries.
UPDATED – Wednesday 12:50pm – Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company was called for a working structural fire just before 1am at the former Aqua Leisure Business on Wolf Neck Road. Rehoboth Firefighters were assisted by the Lewes Fire Department and the Indian River Fire Company. Firefighters were faced with a stubborn interior fire throughout the building. They remained on scene overhauling and extinguishing the fire until after 4:00 am. There were no reported injuries. The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s office is investigating the cause.
(2 a.m., Wednesday) — Multiple fire companies are on the scene of the Aqua-Leisure Center on Wolfe Neck Road off Coastal Highway after a fire was reported around 12:35 a.m. on Wednesday. This is roughly midway between Rehoboth and Lewes.
Arriving firefighters reported flames coming through the roof.
Initial reports from a witness suggested that the fire may have been set. But fire investigators have yet to confirm the cause.
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