DAGSBORO – Fire Saturday heavily damaged Dagsboro Paint and
Wallpaper – a Main Street family business staple for more than five decades and
one of Dagsboro’s longest-established businesses.

“It’s pretty bad … a lot of a smoke and water (damage),”
said Dean Disharoon, co-owner of the business with wife Teressa.

Dagsboro Paint and Wallpaper, a family business dating back to 1965, sustained heavy damage Saturday in a fire at the Main Street business.

Personnel and equipment from Dagsboro Volunteer Fire
Department with assistance from numerous neighboring companies responded to the
blaze. Dagsboro VFD’s run log lists the alarm at 11:19 a.m.

Mr. Disharoon, on site late Saturday afternoon, said one
section of the structure burned completely through the rafters. A good portion
of the main showroom was also heavily damaged, he said.

According to Mr. Disharoon, Dagsboro Paint and Wallpaper has
been in business since 1965.  Ten years
after opening, when operated by his parents, there was a fire. “It burned down
in 1975,” Mr. Disharoon said.

On Saturday, the business was not open, Mr. Disharoon said.

In a Facebook posting Saturday evening, Teressa Disharoon
stated, “Thank You everyone for the prayers and kind words today.
It has been a rough afternoon. We are OK but the store is a total mess to say
the least. We cannot say thank you enough to the fire fighters, medics,
friends, etc., who were there today and all the texts and calls. Thank you from
the bottom of our hearts! We are now awaiting an adjuster before we can go any
further.”

There was no immediate report from the State Fire Marshal’s Office on the origin and cause of the fire.

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