Fire That Destroyed DE Bar Deemed Arson

A fire that reduced Greenwood's Pit Stop Bar and Grill to ashes May 18 has been declared arson by the state fire marshal.

Shannon Marvel McNaught

Dover Post, Del.


Jun. 16—A fire that reduced Greenwood’s Pit Stop Bar and Grill to ashes May 18 has been declared arson by the state fire marshal.

Firefighters found a fast-spreading blaze at the West Market Street bar around 3 a.m., according to Greenwood Volunteer Fire Company spokesman Mark Anderson. It took them about an hour and a half to get it under control.

Damage was estimated at $500,000, and one firefighter suffered minor injuries.

Pit Stop owner Jerry Wells declined to comment at the time except to say, “I’m devastated.”

He could not be reached for comment Wednesday after the fire marshal’s office announced the fire was intentionally started.

Anyone with information related to the fire should call the Sussex division of the Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office at 302-856-5600 or Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333.


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