Man faces arson charges in Townsend home and barn fire

- The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office announced they have arrested a man in connection with a fire that destroyed a home and barn.

Police say a Christopher M. Gregg,41, is facing two counts of arson 2nd-degree for the fire Thursday morning on the 300 block of Vandyke Greenspring Rd.

The Townsend Fire Company responded to the 300 block of Vandyke Greenspring Rd. shortly after 8:00 a.m. for a report of a house fire. Upon arrival the Fire Department found heavy smoke and fire coming from the residence and a barn located on the property. The fire quickly went to 3 alarms calling several neighboring companies from New Castle and Kent Counties to the scene.

Deputy Fire Marshal’s were called to the scene and have determined that the fire to be an arson of both the house and the barn, according to investigators. 

Authorities say the fire caused approximately 250,000 dollars in damage to the residence.

Gregg has been arraigned and committed to the Howard Young Correctional Facility in lieu $25,000 secured bail.

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