UPDATED: Investigation Continues into Fire Near Silver Lake


UPDATED – 3:10pm – Firefighters were called to Sand Dune Drive just after 3 this morning where they found heavy fire showing from two large single family homes – with exposures to three additional buildings.  Fire Marshal investigators say the homes were not occupied at the time, and they are continuing to investigate to determine the cause and origin of the blaze.  Total fire damages are listed at $5-million.   Officials say one firefighter was treated at Beebe Medical Center for a cut to the head.

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Multiple houses caught fire in Rehoboth last night. Around 3:10 AM Rehoboth Beach Fire Company responded to a call on Silver Lake near Poodle Beach. Crews found two houses engulfed in flames upon arrival. Extra help was brought in from 16 local fire companies across the county, both to help fight the fire and to cover responding unit’s stations.  Initial units were hampered by severe winds, cold temperatures and low water pressure from the county hydrant.

Although the State Fire Marshal has yet to release a report, pictures from the fire show it might be a total loss, as at least two homes were completely reduced to just a shell. No injuries are being reported as a result of the fire.