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Fire marshal investigating arson at Newark motel

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Red Roof Inn

Authorities are investigating an arson at the Red Roof Inn on South College Avenue.

A fire at a Newark motel early Saturday morning was intentionally set, authorities said.

The fire began shortly after midnight at the Red Roof Inn on South College Avenue, according to Assistant State Fire Marshal Michael G. Chionchio.

“The fire was deliberately started inside the hotel and extinguished by the building’s fire suppression system,” Chionchio said. “The fire alarm system at the hotel activated, resulting in the safe evacuation of guests.”

No one was injured.

Anyone with information about the arson should contact the state fire marshal’s office at 302-323-5375 or fire.marshal@delaware.gov also callers may call Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333. Information offered to investigators will remain confidential.

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