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Update: Arson Blamed for Building Fire in Kent County

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Monday afternoon's building fire in Kent County. (Photo credit: Shawn Hall) Monday afternoon's building fire in Kent County. (Photo credit: Shawn Hall)
Smoke billows into the sky on Monday from a fire west of Felton. (Photo credit: Nick Layman/WBOC) Smoke billows into the sky on Monday from a fire west of Felton. (Photo credit: Nick Layman/WBOC)

KENT COUNTY, Del.- Authorities say arson is to blame for a late Monday afternoon fire that broke out at a vacant building in Kent County. 

The Delaware State Fire Marshal's Office said the fire was reported shortly before 5 p.m. by a passing motorist who observed smoke at the
former Mike Davidson Recycling facility, located in the 3000 block of Willow Grove Road, west of Camden. 

The Felton Community Fire Company responded to the call and arrived with fire involving outdoor piles of recycling debris and heavy fire inside the structure. Numerous fire companies from Kent and Sussex counties, as well as Maryland, responded for assistance to handle the large fire load inside the structure.

Authorities said that while fighting the fire, two firefighters were transported to Kent General Hospital and treated for medical conditions. The fire was placed under control at 9 p.m.

Investigators from the Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office responded to conduct the investigation into the origin and cause of the fire. It was determined that the fire was intentionally set.

Damages are still being assessed at this time, according to investigators. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the  State Fire Marshal’s Office, Investigations Division at 302-739-4447. Tips can also be received via Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333.

 

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