Working House Fire

Thursday, July 2, 2015

At 2352 hours the Dover Fire Dept. was alerted for report of a working house fire on Kenton Road.. Chief Matt Carey was first to arrive and advised of a 2 story, single family residence, with heavy fire showing. Engine 2 was next on scene. They secured their water source and advanced a 1-3/4' attack line into the rear of the residence. Ladder 2 was next on scene and advanced another attack line to the rear due flame impingement to a propane tank. Ladder 1 arrived and their crew conducted a quick primary and secondary search. Engine 2's crew encountered heavy heat and fire conditions on the first floor. Ladder 1 then was able to clear the residence with no findings. Due to the heavy fire conditions, the fire extended to the second floor and crews from Ladder 2 and Engine 6 moved to the second floor while crews opened the roof. Cheswold VFC and Hartly VFC initially provided cover ups however, due to the fire load, were requested to the scene. Their crews were directed to the basement where they also encountered a small fire. Crews worked together and brought the fire under control in about 30 minutes. All searches proved negative and crews remained on scene for approximately 2 hours completing extensive overhaul. Units cleared and the scene was turned over to State FMO. One firefighter suffered burns to his ears and was transported to KGH. He was later transferred to Crozer Burn Center in Chester, PA where he is in good spirits and in stable condition. Two other firefighter suffered minor burns but refused transport.


Special thank you to the Little Creek VFC and the Leipsic VFC for providing the BLS transport to Crozer Chester Burn Center.


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