Fire’s smoke visible over large area

Smoke from blaze on Willow Grove Road, near the Maryland line northwest of Felton, was visible from Route 12 in Frederica, 10 miles away. (Photo: Delaware Free News)

FELTON, DELAWARE (6/26/2017) Smoke from a commercial structure fire northwest of Felton has been visible over a large area late this afternoon.

The blaze at 3051 Willow Grove Road was reported at 5 p.m., drawing responders from numerous fire companies, including Felton, Camden-Wyoming, Harrington, Bowers Beach, Magnolia and Little Creek.

Firefighters were still battling the blaze more than an hour and a half later, struggling to get water to the rural location without nearby fire hydrants.

Motorists crossing the Roth Bridge over the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal, more than 30 miles north of the fire scene, reported seeing the large plume of smoke from the blaze.

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