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Working Building Fire
February, 2 2014

On February 2, 2014 at 0106, the Dover Fire Department was dispatched to the Kirby and Holloway Restaurant located at 656 N Dupont Hwy for a building fire. The Duty Officer vehicle was first on scene with Asst. Chief Hall to find a one-story restaurant with smoke showing from the attic area. E6 was first on scene and directed to the front of the building. The crew established a water supply and made forcible entry to the business via the front door. L1 arrived and immediately began a primary search which met with negative results. E6's crew placed a 1-3/4” attack line in service thru the front door of the business. E3 arrived and was directed to assist E6 and L1 on the interior. Crews reported primary and secondary searches were negative and they had located a fire in the basement of the building. E7's crew was directed to assist on interior. L2 arrived on scene and was directed to open the roof. Crews inside located the electrical panel in the basement and advised fire was climbing the wall all the way up the void space to the attic area. No access to the attic could be made due to multiple roofs on the building and no inside access to the attic. As conditions deteriorated, Command made decision to evacuate the structure. L1 and L2 were placed into service with their aerial master streams as fire began pushing through the roof. After approximately 30 minutes of master stream operations , they were shut down and L1's crew along with the crew from E43-4 were sent into the interior to extinguish the already collapsed area of the roof and to mop up hot spots. The scene was placed under control and crews remained on scene for approximately 3 hours extinguishing hot spots and conducting salvage operations. The scene was turned over to the City of Dover Fire Marshalls office.

 

Units on Scene:

 

Car 2: Asst. Chief Hall

 

Dover Engines: E3, E6, E7

 

Dover Ladders: L1 and L2

 

Cheswold VFC: E43-4

 

Little Creek VFC: E54-2

 

City of Dover FMO: FM-1, FM-2 and FM-3

 

State FMO

 

City of Dover Police

 

City of Dover Emergency Response Manager

 

City of Dover Electric Department

 

Chesapeake Utilities

 

Station 1 Cover-up: Little Creek VFC E 54-5

 

Station 2 Cover-up: Hartly VFC E51-3

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