UPDATED: Two Rescued After Boat Struck Outer Breakwater Wednesday Night

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Just after 11:30 Wednesday night the Lewes Fire Department and multiple other agencies were called for a vessel in distress. Sussex EOC advised a 60-foot sailing vessel struck the outer breakwater in the Delaware Bay with two people on board. Delaware Natural Resources Police Fish and Wildlife officers say the strong winds and sea conditions…

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Lewes Home Heavily Damaged by Fire

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A fire that heavily damaged a Lewes home Saturday afternoon was accidental. State Fire Marshal investigators say a malfunctioning golf cart in the garage sparked the fire. Lewes and Rehoboth firefighters were called just before 5pm to the home on Robinson Drive and found heavy fire coming from the attached garage. Fire crews were on…

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State Fire Marshal Investigating House Fire in Dewey Beach

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The Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal is investigating a fire that happened yesterday (Wednesday) in Dewey Beach. The incident occurred at around 2:30 p.m. on Carolina Street. The Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company arrived on the scene and found smoke and flames coming from the structure. The Lewes Fire Department, Bethany Beach Fire…

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Fire Destroys Love Creek Park Mobile Home

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Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Firefighters were called for a fire at the Love Creek Park community Sunday afternoon around 2:30. Crews arriving at the scene found a mobile home fully involved in flames. Lewes and Indian River fire companies assisted. There were no injuries and the State Fire Marshal’s office is investigating.

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State Fire Marshal Investigating Early Morning Lewes Fire

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Firefighters from Lewes were called for a residential fire just before 6 Sunday morning on East Fourth Street. Crews arriving at the scene found smoke showing from a 2-story home. Lewes fire officials say the fire was in the area of the fireplace and running up the outside wall with extension to walls on the…

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Vehicle Rolls Over On John J. Williams Highway

Vehicle Rollover, John J. Williams Highway (photo courtesy of Rehoboth Beach Vol. Fire Co.)
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Late Friday night, a vehicle rolled over on John J. Williams Highway, just west of the combined Rehoboth Beach – Lewes Fire Station. Firefighters from both departments responded and extricated the lone occupant from the vehicle, which landed on its side. The driver was taken to a hospital for treatment. Delaware State Police are investigating…

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Oak Orchard Fire Sends 3 To Hospitals For Observation

Fire on Cherokee Ave., Oak Orchard (photo courtesy of Indian River Volunteer Fire Company)
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A fire in the Oak Orchard area sent three people to area medical facilities for observation early Wednesday. According to the Indian River Volunteer Fire Company, the blaze was reported with people possibly trapped on Cherokee Avenue in Riverdale Park. Firefighters determined that all occupants were accounted for and out of the home. Firefighters from…

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UPDATE: Lewes Fire Boat Sinks at Dock

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UPDATE: The vessel has been removed from the water in an overnight operation and is in dry dock. Authorities are working to determine the cause of the sinking.  There were no injuries according to Lewes Fire Department Public Information Officer Glenn Marshall. Marine 1 is a MOOSE 44’ Aluminum Catamaran, 16’ wide, Twin 600hp Cummins…

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