SLAUGHTER BEACH, DE (CBS) — Officials are investigating the blaze that fire crews battled when multiple homes were engulfed in flames in Sussex County, Delaware on Christmas night.

Photo Credit: Jeff Davidson Milton Fire Department

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The fire broke out around 7 p.m. Monday in the 300 block of Bay Avenue in Slaughter Beach.

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Officials say two houses were destroyed, along with three other homes that suffered damage due to exposure.

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Investigators are searching for the fire’s origin and cause.

Officials say the fire damage is expected to be more than $500,000.


Photo Credit: Jeff Davidson Milton Fire Department

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There were no reported injuries.