An arsonist torched a University of Delaware’s Chabad Center, investigators revealed Wednesday.
On Tuesday, shortly after 11 p.m., a fire damaged the building on the 200 block of South College Avenue which houses the Chabad Center. Firefighters arrived at the scene and spotted flames shooting from the structure. They were able to bring the fire under control and no injuries were reported.
The fire caused extensive damage.
The Delaware Fire Marshal’s office later determined the blaze was intentionally set. A criminal investigation is underway.
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