The Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal is investigating a fire that damaged a commercial structure in downtown Laurel, Delaware on January 18, 2023.

The incident, reported shortly before 1:00 A.M., occurred in the 100 block of East Market Street Laurel, Delaware. The Laurel Fire Department arrived on the scene and found heavy smoke and fire coming from the structure. The building was not occupied at the time of the fire. Several surrounding structures were damaged by the fire. Mutual aid fire companies assisted at the scene. 

State fire investigators were called to the scene along with Agents from the ATF, Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms. Investigators are performing an investigation to determine the origin and cause of the fire. There were no reported injuries to persons or firefighters. Damage is estimated at $2,000,000.