Brush fire causes power outage in Henlopen Acres

Underground power line said to be the culprit
August 9, 2022

The failure of a primary underground cable caused a brush fire along Ocean Drive near Dune Way on the south end of Henlopen Acres. 

Firefighters from Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company responded to the fire about 2:20 p.m., Aug. 9, just north of Deauville Beach. 

Ocean Drive was closed while firefighters battled the blaze, which was under control in about 20 minutes. 

The incident caused a power outage for about 300 homes in Henlopen Acres and North Shores. 


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