Follow Up: Investigation underway into Newark Acme fire

  • Source: WDEL-AM 1150 Wilmington
  • Published: 03/26/2024 12:00 AM

The Delaware State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating the source of a fire that caused significant smoke damage to the Acme grocery store at The Grove complex in Newark Sunday night, March 24, 2024. Aetna Hose Hook and Ladder Fire Company crews arrived around 10:45 p.m. for the report of a sprinkler activation alarm, and found a smoke condition throughout the store. Aetna fire officials said an active fire was located and extinguished in about ten minutes; however, an air boat from South Bowers Fire Company in Kent County was called in to aid in ventilating the store. No one was injured. The fire marshal's office is estimating damage at $250,000.


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