Fire damages hotel in Seaford


SEAFORD — An accidental fire caused roughly $500 in damage to a hotel Wednesday, Delaware Fire Marshal’s Office spokesman John Galaska said.

The blaze at the Motel 6 in the 24000 block of Sussex Highway was reported shortly before 8:30 p.m., authorities said. The Seaford Volunteer Fire Department arrived to find smoke coming from one of the rooms.

The fire was controlled by the building’s automatic fire sprinkler system, and firefighters completed extinguishing it. The building was occupied, but all escaped without injury, Mr. Galaska said. Mutual-aid fire companies also assisted.

Investigators determined that the fire was caused by the failure of a charging electrical appliance.

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