Fire destroys Delaware market and garden center

Fire destroys Delaware market and garden center

The five-alarm fire that devastated Willey Farms in Townsend, Del., on Nov. 5 is under investigation.

November 9, 2018

From Delaware Business Now:

A five-alarm, early-morning fire on Nov. 5 destroyed a Townsend, Del., market and garden center.

The state Fire Marshal’s Office remained mum on the possible cause of the blaze at Willey Farms, but disclosed that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) Baltimore Field Division is assisting in the investigation.

The presence of the ATF can mean that investigators have not pinpointed a cause or have reason to suspect causes that are not accidental.

Read the full story on Delaware Business Now. 

Read more from Delaware Online about the company's recovery and the community's support.

Willey Farms has been updating customers nearly daily through its Facebook page. The day of the fire, they wrote, "Hi Guys. We’re all safe. The firefighters tried to save her. They worked real hard. But Willey Farms is gone. From the Deli thru to the greenhouse. Produce. Natural Foods. Home Accents. She’s all gone."

They also posted a YouTube video explaining what they are doing to recover. 

Screenshot from Willey Farms' Facebook page Nov. 5.