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Updated: Fire That Destroyed Poultry Supply Warehouse in Frankford Ruled Accidental

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Monday afternoon's fire scene in Frankford. (Photo: WBOC) Monday afternoon's fire scene in Frankford. (Photo: WBOC)

FRANKFORD, Del.- Authorities have ruled as accidental a Monday afternoon fire that ruined a poultry supply warehouse in Frankford.

The Delaware State Fire Marshal's Office said the blaze broke out shortly before 3:30 p.m. at at Bunting & Bertrand Poultry Equipment located at 15 Hickory St. 

The Frankford Volunteer Fire Company, assisted by the Dagsboro, Selbyville, Roxanna, Bethany Beach, Millsboro, Millville, Gumboro, Indian River,
Georgetown, and Bishopville, Md. fire companies, responded to the scene. 

First arriving fire units report heavy fire showing from the structure. There were no reported injuries.

The fire was reported under control at 6:35 p.m. and units cleared the scene at approximately 8:42 p.m. 

The State Fire Marshal’s Office responded to the scene and determined that the fire was accidental in nature and occurred when embers from
burning cardboard ignited other nearby combustible materials and extended into the structure. Total fire damage is estimated at $500,000.

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