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Working House Fire - 25 N. Kirkwood St.
September, 21 2011

On September 21, 2011 at 1836, the Dover Fire Department was dispatched to 25 N. Kirkwood St. for a working house fire. Chief Fortney arrived first on scene in the Command car to find a 2-story single family dwelling with heavy fire showing. E4 arrived on scene, secured a water source and advanced an 1-3/4” attack line through the side door of the residence. Crews encountered heavy fire conditions on the first floor. L1 arrived on scene and was directed to advance a second attack line into the structure for suppression. L1’s crew advanced a second 1-3/4” attack line through the front to assist with fire attack. R1 arrived on scene and was directed to assist in suppression efforts. Due to the deteriorating conditions of the second floor and attic, Chief Fortney ordered an evacuation of the structure and ordered an exterior attack. After the bulk of the fire was knocked down, crews again advanced into the structure to perform search and rescue to extinguish any hot spots. Both primary and secondary searches proved negative. Crews remained on scene performing extensive overhaul. The fire is currently under investigation by the City of Dover FMO. Units on scene: Dover: E4, E6 Dover: L1 and Rescue 1 Dover: Command vehicle and Utility 1 Cheswold VFC: R43 (RIT) Little Creek VFC E54-5 ALS: KCDPS Medic KM-5 and KM-7 BLS: B-63 City of Dover FMO: FM-1, FM-2 and FM-4 State FMO: FM-13 Dover Police Dept.

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