Fire Marshal Investigates Exploding Mailbox

Investigators say the explosion caused $200 in damage.

The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s office is searching for the person or people responsible for allegedly using explosives to damage a mailbox outside a home.

It happened Thursday on the 100 block of Saint Augustine Court in Back Creek near Middletown. A homeowner living on the street discovered the mailbox damaged from an explosion around 2 p.m., according to investigators. Police say the damage is estimated at $200.

Anyone with information on the incident should call the Office of the State Fire Marshal at 302-323-5375.

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