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Fire Damages 3 Mobile Homes in Rehoboth Beach

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Scene of Wednesday morning's fire in the Rehoboth Bay Mobile Home Park in Rehoboth Beach. (Photo credit: Carolyn Garling) Scene of Wednesday morning's fire in the Rehoboth Bay Mobile Home Park in Rehoboth Beach. (Photo credit: Carolyn Garling)

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del.- Authorities have ruled as accidental a Wednesday morning fire in Rehoboth Beach that caused heavy fire damage to one mobile home and exposure damage to two mobile homes and approximately 100 acres of marsh and woodlands. 

The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office said the blaze occurred on the 21000 block of G Street in the Rehoboth Bay Mobile Home Park, and was reported just before 10:30 a.m. 

The Rehoboth Beach Vol. Fire Co, assisted by the Lewes, Indian River, Bethany Beach, Milton, and Memorial of Slaughter Beach fire companies extinguished the blaze. Firefighters arrived on scene to find heavy fire showing from the mobile home. Investigators said the fire caused two propane tanks to vent and fuel the fire.  

The mobile home was occupied at the time of the fire and the occupants and neighbors were able to escape the blaze, authorities said. There were no reported injuries. 

The fire was placed under control in less than an hour. Four adults are being assisted by the American Red Cross with housing and other items.

Investigators determined an electrical malfunction in branch circuit wiring sparked the fire. The fire caused an estimated $75,000 in damage to the three mobile homes, authorities said. 

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