DEPUTY STATE FIRE MARSHALS INVESTIGATE HEBRON CHURCH FIRE
(July 22, 2014) – Deputy State Fire Marshals are currently on the scene investigating the cause of a church fire which was reported earlier this morning at 11:12 A.M.
The fire was reported to the 911 Center by a passerby. Numerous fire departments from Wicomico County and Delaware led by Hebron VFD responded to the fire which quickly escalated to three-alarms.
It is estimated nearly 100 firefighters are still currently extinguishing the blaze.
The fire involved a 243-year old church located 8700 Memory Gardens Lane. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church also known as Spring Hill Church recently celebrated its 240th Anniversary in October 2013.
The building has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1976.
The origin and cause of the fire are currently under investigation at this time and preliminary damage is estimated at approximately $500,000.00.