UPDATED – 5/14/20 2PM – A 14 year old has been arrested by State Fire Marshal Deputies in connection with an arson fire at a storage structure at the Phillis Wheatley Elementary School on April 30. Firefighters from Bridgeville responded to the scene just after 7pm and found smoke and flames coming from the building when they arrived on the scene. Crews from Greenwood, Seaford and Farmington assisted. The teen is charged with 2nd degree arson, 3rd degree burglary, criminal trespassing and criminal mischief. He was released to a parent pending a Family Court bond hearing. The investigation is on-going. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the State Fire Marshal’s office at 302 856-5600 or Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333.
The State Fire Marshal is looking for the people responsible for a fire on the property of Woodbridge School District in Bridgeville. The fire occurred in a maintenance storage building on Church Street – at the Phillis Wheatley Elementary School just after 7pm. Firefighters found smoke and flames coming from the building when they arrived on the scene. Crews from Greenwood, Seaford and Farmington assisted.
State fire marshal investigators found the fire was intentionally started – heavy fire damage is estimated at $80,000. Anyone with information regarding this fire is encouraged to call the State Fire Marshal’s – Sussex Division at (302) 856-5600 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333. No one will be required to give their name.