UPDATED – 4pm – A fire in Rehoboth Beach at the Beach Haven Condominiums early Friday morning remains under investigation by the State Fire Marshal’s office. The call came in around 1am and crews arriving at the scene found heavy fire at the back of the building. Crews from Indian River, Lewes, Bethany Beach, Millville, Milton and Millsboro assisted Rehoboth firefighters. The 18 unit building has been evacuated and closed to any tenants due to structure damage. Damage is estimated at $1,000,000. The Red Cross is assisting the displaced residents.
Fire officials were up until the early hours of this morning fighting a blaze that destroyed a condo building near Rehoboth.
According to the Indian River Volunteer Fire Company, first responders arrived around 1 a.m. to find a three-story condo building on Haven Drive with heavy fire emanating from the rear of the structure.
Firefighters worked from both inside and outside to extinguish the blaze. Crews remained on-scene for around three hours before clearing.
The Indian River Volunteer Fire Company assisted the Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company. Additional resources from Bethany Beach, Millville, Milton, and Millsboro Fire Companies responded to the scene, while multiple other companies provided standby coverage to those districts whose companies were operating on the fire ground.
The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause of the fire. There’s no word on any injuries at this time.