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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Major Fire Causes Serious Damage to Popular Restaurant

FENWICK ISLAND, Del. - A fire at the popular Catch 54 Restaurant in Fenwick Island, Delaware forced those enjoying dinner to evacuate the restaurant Tuesday night.

The fire started around 8:30 PM at the seafood restaurant located on Delaware Route 54 overlooking Shark's Cove and the waterway between Shark's Cove and Assawoman Bay. The restaurant is across the water from Harpoon Hannah's, just over the Delware-Maryland border.

Fire crews from several Delaware locations along with a crew from Ocean City, Md. responded to the fire. Crews reported that when they arrived on the scene, the fire had engulfed the second floor and the roof.

It took crews two hours to bring the fire under control and no one was hurt.

The State's Fire Marshall's office is investigating the cause of the fire. Talk among those on the scene this morning indicated the fire may have started in the kitchen. However, in a report by , one of the owners of the restaurant, Matt Haley, says the fire did not start in the kitchen.

In the story, Haley also says the restaurant will be rebuilt, but it will take a few months.

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