Delaware Company Offers Reward for Arrest in Restaurant Fire

May 13, 2020

The owners of a bayside restaurant in Delaware are offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a suspect responsible for setting fire to the eatery last month, according to the development company.

Investigators think the April 23 fire that destroyed the Lighthouse Restaurant in Dewey Beach and damaged the nearby boardwalk was the result of arson, the state fire marshal’s office said Wednesday.

Nobody was injured in the blaze, but the damage was estimated at $750,000, news outlets reported, citing the fire marshal’s office.

The Lighthouse Cove Development Company announced its reward Wednesday and said it was “devastated” by the blaze. A timeline for rebuilding the property has not been set, company officials said.

An existing restaurant at the location was demolished in 2019 and had recently undergone a renovation, news outlets reported. It was set to reopen open this summer, but that date will likely be changed.

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