Fire destroys medical practice in Lewes
By Kelli Steele

Updated Friday, April 25, 2014 - 8:41am

Fire destroys the Mid-Atlantic Family Practice on Rte. 24. (Photo/Hayden Klingler/Delaware105.9)
Fire destroys a family medicine practice Thursday near Lewes.

Crews from nearly a dozen Sussex County fire companies fought the wind-blown blaze that gutted the Mid-Atlantic Family Practice on Route 24.

One firefighter was injured; he was taken to Beebe Hospital for treatment.

Medical center personnel tell investigators a burning cigarette dropped into a disposal unit by the front door started the fire, which spread by wind to shrubs and then the building, despite staffers efforts to put it out with water and a fire extinguisher.

Damage is estimated at $1 million.

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