Multiple Homes on Fire in Slaughter Beach - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Two Houses Destroyed, Three Damaged in Slaughter Beach Fire

Posted: Dec 25, 2017 9:48 PM Updated:
A home engulfed in flames Christmas night on Bay Ave. in Slaughter Beach A home engulfed in flames Christmas night on Bay Ave. in Slaughter Beach

SLAUGHTER BEACH, Del.- Two houses were destroyed and three others damaged after a Christmas night fire on Bay Avenue in Slaughter Beach.

The blaze, reported shortly after 7 p.m., occurred in the 300 block of Bay
Avenue. The Memorial Volunteer Fire Company directed fire suppression efforts as they battled through high winds.

Two houses were destroyed along with three other homes damaged by
exposure. Memorial Volunteer Fire Company Chief Terry Jester said heat from the fire ignited propane tanks in the area.

There were no reported injuries.

State fire investigators are searching for the fire’s origin and cause. 

Heavy fire damage is expected to exceed $500,000. 

 

 

 

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