The Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal is investigating a fire that damaged a commercial building and surrounding structures in downtown Laurel, causing $2 million in damage.
The wester Sussex County fire, reported shortly before 1 a.m., occurred in the 100 block of East Market Street. The Laurel Fire Department arrived on the scene and found heavy smoke and fire coming from the building, which was soon engulfed in flames. . The building was not occupied at the time of the fire. Several nearby structures were damaged.Mutual aid fire companies in the area assisted.
Published reports indicated that a Chinese food restaurant was located at the site, with firefighters on the scene for several hours.
State fire investigators were called along with Agents from the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.
INo one was injured in the blaze that caused $2 million in damage.