Edgemoor apartment fire ruled arson


EDGEMOOR, DELAWARE (3/7/2015) A fire that swept through a building at the Woods Edge Apartments early today was ruled arson.

The Brandywine Hundred Fire Company found flames engulfing the vacant building when volunteers arrived in the 1200 block of Terra Hill Drive, off Rysing Drive, shortly after 1 a.m.

State fire investigators determined that a person or persons deliberately ignited materials inside the building, causing heavy fire damage to the structure, said Michael Chionchio, assistant state fire marshal.

Deputy fire marshals have started a  criminal investigation and are searching for those responsible, he said.

Damage was estimated at $250,000. There were no injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to call Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-847-3333 or the State Fire Marshal’s New Castle Division at 302-323-5375. No one will be required to give their identity, Chionchio said.