Fire clears Thompson Island Brewing restaurant

August 29, 2022

A fire at Thompson Island Brewing Company near Rehoboth Beach emptied the restaurant Aug. 28.

The fire was reported at 11:40 a.m. at the Route 1 restaurant, prompting the evacuation of customers and staff, said Capt. Kent Swarts of the Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Co.

When firefighters from Rehoboth Beach and Lewes arrived, Swarts said, there were flames and smoke coming from an exhaust hood on the roof. Firefighters extinguished a fire inside at a wood-burning grill, Swarts said, and then contained the fire to the hood system on the roof.

The scene was cleared in about an hour, and no one was injured. The Delaware State Fire Marshal is investigating.

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