On August 9, 2016, firefighters from Rehoboth Beach, Lewes, Bethany Beach and Indian River responded to a structure fire on Coastal Highway and Swede’s Street in Dewey Beach. The business, known as Ed’s Chicken, was heavily damaged after a vehicle heading southbound on Route 1 jumped the median and ran into the structure. Dewey Beach Police pulled the uninjured driver from the vehicle before fire engulfed the building. Fire units were on the scene for over two hours. No injuries were reported and the Delaware State Fire Marshall and Dewey Beach Police were investigating.

– DFSN photo by Chuck Snyder; submitted by Warren Jones