The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s office is investigating a reported structure fire at an Allen Harim Poultry Plant in Harbeson.
The fire occurred at about 9:25 p.m. Oct. 4 in the 18000 block of Harbeson Road. The Milton Volunteer Fire Co., assisted by Lewes, Georgetown, Indian River, Ellendale, Rehoboth Beach and Millsboro Volunteer Fire companies, responded to the scene to find Heavy smoke showing from a storage area of the plant. The sprinkler system operated and contained the fire until it could be completely extinguished. One injury was reported with no other information available. The fire was reported under control at about 10:50 p.m., and units cleared the scene at about 12:42 a.m. Oct. 5.
The cause of the fire is under investigation, and damages are listed at $50,000.00.