Fire Rips Through “Snookie’s Speed Shop” in Milton

It’s a story Delmarva News Network first told you about yesterday afternoon on our 4 p.m. radio newscast and on Facebook, now we’re learning new information.

The fire broke out around 2:21 p.m. at “Snookie’s Speed Shop” located in the 12000 block of Coastal Highway (Route 1) near Deep Branch Road in Milton. Firefighters from the Milton, Slaughter Beach, Ellendale and Lewes Fire Departments were on scene to respond, with tanker and ladder trucks requested. It is unclear what caused the fire or if any injuries were reported.

The blaze caused major traffic delays in the area extending into the afternoon rush hour, particularly along southbound Route 1.