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CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, January 5 - Monday, January 8, 2007 - 21 Officials suspect arson in Surf Avenue fire The Delaware State Fire Marshal's Office is asking for the publ lic's hel p to solve a suspected arson that occurred in the early morn- ing hours of Thursday, Jan. 4, on Surf Avenue in Rehoboth Beach. Chief Deputy Fire Marshal Randall Lee said fire damage was dis- covered by a construction worker and then reported to police. He said the fire apparently was started and burned itself out and the fire company was not called. Anyone with information should call the Sussex County fire marshal's office at 856-5600. Chuck Snyder photo Some of the first Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company responders find a house ablaze when they arrive at the intersection of St. Louis Street and Bayard Avenue in Dewey Beach. Fire Continued from page 20 house at the intersection of the two streets was ablaze and spread- ing flames to the two neighboring houses. All three houses were on fire when the first engines from Rehoboth Beach rolled to the location. Most f'lrefighters were on the scene for more than four hours. There were no injuries. One house, owned by Patrick McGuiness of Chantilly, Va., at 117 St. Louis St., was reduced to a pile of rubble by the blaze. Damage to the unoccupied house was estimated at $500,000, said Lee. The second house, owned by Scott Macker of Pasadena, Md., at 1504 Bayard St. received exten- sive damage inside and out. Damage to the unoccupied house was estimated at $650,000. The third house at 111 St. Louis St., owned by David Schuster, was occupied at the time of the fire, but he was able to escape without injury, Lee said. Damage to the Schuster home was estimat- ed at $100,000. Firefighters from Rehoboth Beach received the call and were assisted by members from the Lewes Fire Department, Indian River Volunteer Fire Company, and Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company. Standing by were the Milton Volunteer Fire Department and Millville Volunteer Fire Company. A handful of Rehoboth volun- teers were still on the scene at daybreak tO extinguish hotspots as the state fire marshal's office began to intensify its investiga- tion into the Cause of the blaze. Contact Ron MacArthur at ronm @capegazette.com. LEWES [ II Free Initial Consultation II 302.678.8815 You Have The Right To Recover: Medical Expenses Lost Wages Pain & Suffering Vehicle Damage 29 North State Street 302.678.8815 Dover the benefits of new construction merge with the conveniences of downtown Lewes it's a beautiful thing... 46 & 48 DeVries Circle Homes of distinction, places of beauty. Hew Construction With Historic Flair in the heart of downtown for anyone in the market beaches, boating and bistros without traffic, 2 to choose from with maintenance-free exteriors, 9' Ceilings, 1st & 2nd floor Owner!s 2-Car, Side Load Garage, Hardwood Floors, Ceramic Tile, Gas scenic tree-lined streets, rear alley access, walk to library, playgrounds, concerts in the park, schools, Shopping G dining. Offered Exclusively By Skip Faust to Skip Faust