Delaware County Fires Called Arson

The State Fire Marshal’s Office says three fires in Sussex County that caused tens of thousands of dollars in damage were deliberately set.

The first fire was reported about 9:10 p.m. Thursday in a Blades home. The house was not occupied at the time of the blaze and no one was hurt. Damage was estimated at $5,000.

The second fire was reported about 3:20 a.m. Friday in a storage building in Delmar. No one was injured; damage was put at $10,000.

A third blaze was reported about 4:40 a.m. Friday in a home in Laurel. Damage was estimated to be $60,000; no one was hurt.

Investigators don’t know if the three fires are linked.