Working Apartment Fire

Thursday, July 14, 2016

On March 2, 2016 at 13:26, the Dover Fire Department was alerted for a working alarm at Owens Manor Apartments located at 426 S. New Street. Within two minutes, the Duty Officer, Asst. Chief Glenn Whitt, arrived on scene to find a four-story, L-shaped apartment complex with smoke evident from the fourth floor. E4, arrived a few minutes later. The crew secured a water source and stretched a 5” LDH to the FDC and charged the stand-pipe system. The crew tied into the stand-pipe system and advanced to the fire room. L1 and E6 arrived. L1’s aerial was placed in service to the roof. The crew from E6 and L1 proceeded to the fire floor. L2 arrived on scene and placed their aerial into service on the opposite end of the complex. The cover-up units were called in to the scene to assist with the evacuation process. Fire personnel, Dover PD, BLS/ALS units and property maintenance personnel assisted in the safe evacuation of all 67 occupants. The fire was contained to the room of origin. A primary and secondary search of all rooms were conducted with no findings. Several apartments sustained water and smoke damage. The apartment management was working on finding provisions for those displaced. One subject was transported by Magnolia BLS Unit A55 to the hospital for evaluation. The scene was placed under control and turned over to the City of Dover FMO for investigation.


Units on Scene:


Car 2 (Duty Officer): Asst. Chief Glenn Whitt


Dover Engines: E3, E4 and E6


Dover Ladders: L1 and L2


Dover Heavy Rescue: R1


Cheswold VFC: E43-2


Little Creek VFC: E54-5


BLS Units: A63, A43, B41 and A55


KCDPS Paramedics: KM5, KM9 and Medic 602


City of Dover FMO: FM1, FM2 and FM3


City of Dover Police


Station 1 Cover-up: Camden-Wyoming VFC: R41


Station 2 Cover-up: Hartly VFC: 51-3