Officials say fire at former NVF building in Yorklyn was arson
The massive fire that ripped through a building at the site of the former National Vulcanized Fiber in Yorklyn early Thursday morning was determined to be arson, officials said.
Dozens of firefighters from New Castle County and Chester County, Pennsylvania, fought the blaze, which was reported after 3 a.m. Thursday in the 1100 block of Yorklyn Road.
One of the buildings at the site was completely destroyed, the state fire marshal's office said.
Crews remained on-scene throughout the day Thursday, dousing hotspots. After 5 p.m., a larger presence was sent back to the scene for a "larger flare up," Hockessin Fire Company said.
There were no injuries reported and damage from the fire is estimated to be approximately $250,000, the fire marshal's office said.
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