UPDATED: Dewey Beach Blaze Ruled Arson


UPDATED – 5/6/20 – The Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal is investigating a structure fire that damaged a structure and boardwalk area under construction in Dewey Beach, Delaware on April 23. The fire, reported shortly before 10:00 P.M. , occurred to the structure in the 100 block of Dickinson Avenue. The Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company arrived on the scene and found heavy flames coming from the structure.

Mutual aid fire companies assisted at the scene.

State fire investigators were called to the scene and performed an investigation to determine the fire’s origin and cause. The fire is being investigated as an Arson at this time.

Fire damage is estimated at $750,000. There were no reported injuries. Any persons with information on this fire are asked to call The State Fire Marshal’s – Sussex Division at (302) 856-5600 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333.

Image courtesy Rehoboth Beach Fire Co.

The State Fire Marshal continues to investigate a fire at the Lighthouse on Dickinson Street in Dewey Beach Thursday night.  Firefighters from Rehoboth Beach were called just before 10pm and found the 2 story building well involved when they arrived.  The building partially collapsed – Rehoboth was assisted by crews from Lewes and Bethany Beach.  There were no reports of injuries.