Daily Dispatch: Delaware News
2 People Dead Following Twin-Engine Plane Crash In New Castle County, Officials Say
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700
VIDEO: Two people have died after officials say a twin-engine plane crashed into a heavily wooded area in New Castle County. The crash happened off Route 7, approximately 2 miles north of Runway 32 at New Castle Airport around 9 a.m. on Sunday. Officials say the pilot took off on Runway 32 at 8:50 a.
- PUB DATE: 8/19/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KYW-TV CBS 3
Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Department sweats it out at 5th annual 5K race
Sun, 18 Aug 2019 14:48:06 -0700
A heat wave could not stop members of the Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Department and runners from sweating it out at the 5th annual 5K run/walk. The community of Rehoboth was fired up and ready to raise awareness for their local firefighters. The race was held at the Rehoboth Beach Station 86 on Rehoboth Avenue.
- PUB DATE: 8/18/2019 2:48:06 PM - SOURCE: WBOC-TV CBS 16 Salisbury
Hockessin house fire under investigation
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 08:44:22 -0700
The Delaware State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating the cause of a fire in a vacant house in Hockessin on Thursday morning, August 15, 2019. Firefighters were called out just after 8 a.m. to Blackbird Drive in the Westwoods development off of Mendenhall Mill Road. Arriving Hockessin firefighters reported smoke and flames coming from the rear of the home in the kitchen area.
- PUB DATE: 8/15/2019 8:44:22 AM - SOURCE: WDEL 1150AM & WDEL.com
Bad breaks for utility crews in Newark and New Castle
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 11:47:39 -0700
Utility crews in Newark and New Castle were left scrambling Wednesday morning, August 14, 2019 as a result of a pair of line breaks. The Newark water department was called out to South Chapel Street (Route 72) before 8 a.m. for a water main break south of the I-95 overpass. Officials say the break was at the southern edge of their service area and about thirty residential and business customers were affected.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2019 11:47:39 AM - SOURCE: WDEL 1150AM & WDEL.com
Update: Electrical malfunction in vehicle blamed for Newport fire that causes $100,000 in damage
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700
A malfunction with a vehicle has been blamed for a fire that caused heavy damage to a building in Newport, the Office of the State Fire Marshal reports. The fire, reported shortly after 6 a.m., occurred in the 300 block of South Walnut Street. The Minquas Fire Company responded and found smoke pouring from the building.
- PUB DATE: 8/15/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Delaware Business Now
11 rescued from Brandywine River in Montchanin after being stranded while tubing
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700
Eleven people were rescued from the Brandywine River on Sunday night. Police said the night started as a tubing event in Chester County, Pennsylvania. The group slowly made their way down the river when nightfall quickly approached. The group became stranded on rocks around 9 p.m., but they were able to call 911.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPVI-TV 6 ABC.com
Fire Heavily Damages Building In Newport
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700
The Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal is investigating this morning’s fire in Newport, Delaware that heavily damaged a building. Assistant State Fire Marshal Michael Chionchio said the blaze, reported shortly after 6:00 am, occurred in the 300 block of South Walnut Street. The Minquas Fire Company responded to the location and arrived on the scene with smoke pouring from the building.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: First State Update
City of Wilmington suing both its police and firefighter unions
Mon, 12 Aug 2019 14:22:35 -0700
The city of Wilmington has sued both its police and firefighter unions, separately, over labor negotiations related to overtime pay and the city's residency requirement. Both cases, filed in the past two months, are escalations of disputes the city and the unions were negotiating out of court under independently appointed legal monitors.
- PUB DATE: 8/12/2019 2:22:35 PM - SOURCE: Wilmington News Journal (Delaware Online) - Metered Site
Dover Fire Kills About 60 Pet Snakes Kept Throughout Home
Sun, 11 Aug 2019 14:57:56 -0700
VIDEO: A fire department official says dozens of pet snakes died when a blaze ripped through a home in Dover. News outlets report that no people were injured in the fire that broke out Sunday morning in Dover. The homeowner told firefighters that approximately 60 snakes were in the house. All of them are believed to be dead.
- PUB DATE: 8/11/2019 2:57:56 PM - SOURCE: WBOC-TV CBS 16 Salisbury
Vigil held for children killed in Long Neck fire
Fri, 09 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700
A grieving community is taking steps to move forward after suffering a tragic loss. After three children died in a Wednesday fire, the Long Neck community was searching for a way to help and show support. “We’re a small community, and everybody has been devastated by this, and I just needed to help,” Christine Clark, who runs Snow Balls, said.
- PUB DATE: 8/9/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WMDT-TV 47 Delmarva
Newark's National Night Out sees highest turnout for fifth year
Thu, 08 Aug 2019 04:30:41 -0700
When K-9 Luto of the Newark Police Department was let loose from his leash Tuesday evening, there was a crowd watching. The same crowd watched when Aetna Hose, Hook and Ladder Company tore the roof from a vehicle using the Jaws of Life. The demonstrations were part of Newark’s annual National Night Out, an event meant to bring the community and its first responders together for a night to prevent crime and foster ties between law enforcement and residents.
- PUB DATE: 8/8/2019 4:30:41 AM - SOURCE: Newark Post
Midcoast Relay for responders to benefit The Firefighter Five Foundation of Delaware
Fri, 09 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700
A running relay will wind its way through the Midcoast along Route 1, Sunday morning, August 11. With little fanfare expected, at least one runner at each stage will pass the baton of awareness and fundraising for first responder mental and physical health. Most transition points along the Run2Respond's Maine to Maryland course will be fire departments.
- PUB DATE: 8/9/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Penobscot Bay Pilot
Three Young Children Killed in Long Neck Fire
Wed, 07 Aug 2019 18:38:56 -0700
Three children, all under the age of five, were found dead in a Long Neck house fire Wednesday afternoon. Fire crews arrived at the home on Scarp Street shortly after 2:30 p.m, in the Pots Nets Bayside community. Multiple fire companies, including the Indian River Volunteer Fire Company, the Lewes Fire Department and the Millsboro Fire Company, responded to the scene.
- PUB DATE: 8/7/2019 6:38:56 PM - SOURCE: WBOC-TV CBS 16 Salisbury
Related: The chilling report on scene at Pot-Nets fatal fire, 'There's kids in the house'
Thu, 08 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700
Rescuers dispatched to a deadly house fire in Long Neck Wednesday were dealt conflicting information as they arrived on the scene and the struggle to save lives unfolded. Three children, all under the age of 5, died in the house fire near Millsboro on Wednesday afternoon, Delaware State Police said.
- PUB DATE: 8/8/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Delmarva Now - Metered Site
Wilmington's National Night Out carries on in the shadow of recent mass shootings
Wed, 07 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700
Wilmington's National Night Out, which sought to promote public safety Tuesday night in Rodney Square, was shadowed by recent mass shootings over the weekend. In El Paso, Texas, 22 people were killed in a shooting at a Walmart on Saturday. Then on Sunday in Dayton, Ohio, a gunman killed nine people, including his sister.
- PUB DATE: 8/7/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Delaware Online - Metered Site
Paramedics Restart Man’s Heart After Lightning Strike In Newark, Two Transported
Tue, 06 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700
At approximately 4:15 this afternoon, New Castle County Paramedics and Christiana Fire Company were dispatched to the 100 block of Medley Drive in Harmony Woods for a report of a lightning strike injuring two patients, according to Paramedic Corporal Yvonne Russell. Upon arrival, New Castle County Paramedics found two patients underneath a tree that was struck by lightning.
- PUB DATE: 8/6/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: First State Update
Vehicle Fire Extinguished In Newark
Mon, 05 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700
PHOTOS: Just after 9:30 this morning Firefighters from Newark’s Aetna, Hose, Hook, and Ladder responded to Ogletown Road at Library Avenue for a vehicle fire. Upon their arrival, crews found the car engine compartment on fire and closed the roadway. The fire was extinguished within minutes of the crew’s arrival, however, the roadway remained restricted while the vehicle was removed.
- PUB DATE: 8/5/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: First State Update
Firefighters Respond To New Castle County Airport For Aircraft Emergency
Mon, 05 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700
Rescue crews from the Air National Guard Rescue Squad along with crews from the Wilmington Manor Fire Company have responded to the New Castle County Airport for reports of an aircraft emergency. Crews are being told that an aircraft is having problems with the landing gear. The plane was over the water and the crew was attempting to lower the gear.
- PUB DATE: 8/5/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: First State Update
Newark to celebrate National Night Out
Fri, 02 Aug 2019 02:45:31 -0700
Newarkers will have a chance to interact with first responders from six local agencies during the annual National Night Out celebration next week. The free festival is set for 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday on Academy Street between Main Street and Delaware Avenue. Participating agencies include the Newark Police Department, the University of Delaware Police Department, Aetna Hose Hook and Ladder Company, the UD Emergency Care Unit, Delaware Probation and Parole and Delaware Natural Resources Police.
- PUB DATE: 8/2/2019 2:45:31 AM - SOURCE: Newark Post
Report: Badly Burned Minquas Firefighter Wore Improper Gear
Thu, 01 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700
A Delaware firefighter who was seriously burned when he fell through the floor battling a house fire in March was among several firefighters wearing improper gear during the incident, a state agency's investigation determined. The Delaware State Fire School's 87-page report also found that other firefighters disobeyed orders to leave the burning Mill Creek house and weren't familiar with equipment used at the scene, according to The News Journal in Wilmington.
- PUB DATE: 8/1/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Firehouse
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