Up to 5 alarms early Monday morning.
Fire early this morning destroyed Willey Farms produce market, deli and greenhouse on U.S. Route 13 near Townsend.
The blaze was reported shortly after 2 a.m., according to Assistant State Fire Marshal Michael G. Chionchio.
When the Townsend Fire Company arrived, firefighters saw flames shooting from the building.
No injuries have been reported.
This message is on the Willey Farms Facebook page:
"Hi Guys. We’re all safe. The firefighters tried to save her. They worked real hard. But Willey Farms is gone. From the Deli thru to the greenhouse. Produce. Natural Foods. Home Accents. She’s all gone. We don’t know where to start really. Kinda numb right now. It will be lots of hard heartbreaking work. But she will be built again. We do know that. Thank you for reaching out to us. Thank you for being our customers and friends for 43 years. Thank you so much. Thank you for your continued prayers and thoughts."
Chionchio said state fire investigators are searching for the fire's cause.
He said anyone with information about this fire is asked to call the State Fire Marshal’s Office New Castle Division at (302) 323-5375.
No damage estimate is available at this time, he said.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Baltimore Field Division is assisting the fire marshal’s office on this investigation.