Overheated Stove Destroys Store
DELMAR, Del., Jan. 18. The store building and most of the stock of merchandise and fixtures, property of John S. Cordrey, situated five miles east Of Delmar, on the State line road, were destroyed by fire late Saturday night. Loss about $2500. Partially covered by insurance. The fire was probably due to an overheated stove.
above from The Wilmington Morning News 19 Jan 1921