Working House Fire

Thursday, July 2, 2015

On January 3, 2015 at 2222, Dover Fire Department was alerted for a working house fire at 347 Frear Drive. Fire Chief Mark Hall was first on scene to find a one-story, single family residence, with light smoke showing. The homeowner advised that all subjects and animals were out of the residence. She advised that the fire was in the basement near her washer and dryer. L1 was first on scene and their crew advanced a 1- ¾” attack line through the front door. Their crew encountered a small fire in the north corner of the basement. The fire was quickly extinguished and confined to the room of origin. E2 and E4 arrived together E2's crew was split and directed to throw ladders to the eves of the attic and the second half to assist the handline in the basement. E4 was advised to complete a search of the residence. All searches proved negative. The homeowner was evaluated, but refused medical treatment by EMS on scene. Crews remained on scene for approximately one hour. Scene was placed under control and turned over to FM-3 for investigation.


Units on scene: Car 15: Chief Mark Hall


Dover Engines: E2, E4 and E7


Dover Ladders: L1 and L2


Dover Heavy Rescue: R1


KCDPS Paramedic: KM5


City of Dover contracted BLS unit: A63


City of Dover FMO: FM3


Dover Police