- Associated Press - Sunday, March 26, 2017

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Authorities say a downtown Wilmington shoe store was heavily damaged by a fire that blanketed the area with thick, black smoke, but that no one was injured.

Firefighters spent several hours battling the blaze Sunday afternoon before bringing it under control.

Officials say are the area will remain congested through Monday, and motorists are advised to avoid the area of Fourth and Fifth Streets and Market Street.

There was no immediate word on what caused the fire.

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