Working Fire in the Freezing Weather

Thursday, July 2, 2015

This morning at approximately 10:18am, the Dover Fire Department along with ALS and BLS were dispatched for a working house fire on Huntley circle on the southside of the district. Ambulance 41(Camden) who was clearing from the hospital arrived on location to find a split level home with heavy smoke showing from the Charlie side(rear) of the structure. Engine 4 under the direction of Chief Mark Hall arrived confirming the report, laid a supply line and began an interior attack on the fire. Ladder 1 and Engine 2 arrived next and pulled addition handlines and began a search. Engine 411 was in the area enroute to a cover assignment for a funeral and made the response as well. Upon Engine 411s arrival their crew was sent to the roof to open up. While inside, crews lost water pressure due to a busted section of the supply line and were evacuated. As a result of the busted line and the progression of the fire, Command requested a second alarm assignment to the scene which brought additional units from Camden-Wyoming and Little Creek to the scene. Once a water supply was reestablished crews returned inside to extinguish the remaining fire. As a precaution, command requested a tanker company to the scene from both Camden-Wyoming and Magnolia. The fire was darkened down and the scene was placed under control at 12:01pm. Two firefighters were taken to the local hospital for minor injuries and are now home resting.


Units on scene


Dover Engine 4, Engine 3, Engine 2


Ladder 1, Ladder 2


Utility 10


Camden-Wyoming Engine 411, Engine 414, Tanker 41, Ambulance 41


Little Creek Engine 542, 545, Ladder 54


Magnolia Engine 553, Tanker 55


City of Dover Ambulance 63


Kent County Medic KM5, KM7




Special thank you to the Cheswold Fire Company Engine 432 for covering Station 1


Great job and great teamwork by all those involved, especially during the extremely cold temperatures