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Selbyville Business Fire Ruled Arson

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A fire broke out at Pomeroy's Package Store on Route 113 in Selbyville on Monday, July 27. (Photo: WBOC) A fire broke out at Pomeroy's Package Store on Route 113 in Selbyville on Monday, July 27. (Photo: WBOC)

 SELBYVILLE, Del. - The Delaware State Fire Marshal's office has determined that last week's fire at a Sussex County restaurant and bar was arson, fire officials said Tuesday.

The Selbyville Volunteer Fire Company responded to the fire in the early morning hours of Monday, July 27 Pomeroy's Package Store on Route 113 in Selbyville.

Fire officials said they encountered heavy fire on the restaurant side of Pomeroy's when they arrived on the scene. 

State fire investigators said they determined that the fire inside the bar was intentionally started. The criminal investigation is underway to identify and apprehend those responsible for the fire.

Route 113 northbound was closed to traffic for several hours as a result of the fire. 

There were no reported injuries, but fire officials said the fire caused an estimated $300,000 worth of damages.

Anyone with information regarding this arson is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333. Callers do not have to reveal their identity, according to fire officials. 

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