Longtime Dagsboro business heavily damaged by fire

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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