Daily Dispatch: Delaware News
Fire at tent encampment in Stanton where four died
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 08:37:40 -0800
The Delaware State Fire Marshal's Office was called out to investigate a fire at the same homeless encampment where four people were found dead on Tuesday. Mill Creek firefighters were called out to the woods off the intersection of Route 7 and Telegraph Road just before 10 Wednesday night, February 19, 2020 for a reported brush fire.
- PUB DATE: 2/20/2020 8:37:40 AM - SOURCE: WDEL 1150AM & WDEL.com
Wilmington fire union loses battle for historic firehouse
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 05:38:20 -0800
Wilmington City Council on Thursday narrowly approved selling a historic city firehouse to a local doctor to convert into his personal home, ending a campaign from the city firefighters' union to acquire the property. Last year, the council voted to approve giving the firehouse to the union, over the objections of Mayor Mike Purzycki's administration, which had chosen a bid from the developer Montchanin Group to purchase it for $315,000.
- PUB DATE: 2/21/2020 5:38:20 AM - SOURCE: Wilmington News Journal (Delaware Online) - Metered Site
Obituary: John W. Raughley, Retired Dover City Fire Marshal
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 03:07:13 -0800
John W. Raughley passed away on Feb. 16, 2020 in Milford Place Assisted Living. John was born on May 27, 1931 to the late Clarence M. and Eva B. Raughley. He graduated from Harrington High School in 1950 and was drafted into the Army soon afterwards. He was trained to be a fireman and served in Alaska.
- PUB DATE: 2/19/2020 3:07:13 AM - SOURCE: Delaware State News
Vacant House Destroyed by Fire in Georgetown
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 19:43:00 -0800
The Delaware State Fire Marshal's office is investigating after a vacant house was destroyed by fire. Shortly before 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, firefighters from the Georgetown Fire Company were dispatched to a house on the 20000 block of Asketum Branch Road. The Delaware State Fire Marshal's Office says the house was unoccupied and the total loss was estimated at $10,000.
- PUB DATE: 2/18/2020 7:43:00 PM - SOURCE: WBOC-TV CBS 16 Salisbury
One hospitalized following reported overdose in Wawa bathroom near New Castle
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 07:50:24 -0800
One person was taken to the hospital Tuesday morning after reportedly overdosing inside the bathroom at the Wawa on Commons Boulevard near New Castle. Delaware State Police and Wilmington Manor Fire Company firefighters and paramedics were dispatched to the convenience store at 9 a.m. for a "medical emergency," Wilmington Manor's call log shows.
- PUB DATE: 2/18/2020 7:50:24 AM - SOURCE: Wilmington News Journal (Delaware Online)
One Dead, One Saved in Bowers Beach Mobile Home Fire
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 04:38:52 -0800
The Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal is investigating a Tuesday morning mobile home fire in Bowers Beach that left one person dead. The fire was reported just after midnight the morning of February 18 on the unit block of GRM Drive and Bowers Beach Road. The Bowers Fire Company arrived on the scene to a home already engulfed in flames.
- PUB DATE: 2/18/2020 4:38:52 AM - SOURCE: WBOC-TV CBS 16 Salisbury
Officials: Firefighter Hospitalized After Wilmington House Fire
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800
Officials are investigating an early morning fire that injured a Wilmington firefighter Monday. At 1:03 AM Wilmington Firefighters on the D-platoon were alerted to a residential structure fire at 417 E.10th Street, according to Battalion Chief John Looney. Looney said Fire Department units arrived on scene to find fire showing from the second floor rear of a two-story middle of the row dwelling.
- PUB DATE: 2/18/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: First State Update
Obituary: Melvin R. Wyatt, Longtime Harrington Fire Company Firefighter
Thu, 13 Feb 2020 01:50:17 -0800
Melvin R. Wyatt passed away Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 at Bayhealth Sussex Campus, Milford. Melvin was born in Harrington, the son of the late J. Stanley and Rella (Brown) Wyatt. Melvin joined the Harrington Fire Company on July 7, 1947 and has served the community continuously for 73 years. During his time with the fire company, Melvin held many offices and served on many committees as well as the Board of Directors.
- PUB DATE: 2/13/2020 1:50:17 AM - SOURCE: Delaware State News
Mobile Home Damaged in Felton Fire
Thu, 13 Feb 2020 05:20:27 -0800
A fire damaged a mobile home early Thursday morning in Kent County. According to Kent County Department of Public Safety's Facebook page, a fire broke out around 12:30 a.m. in Felton. According to the post, Kent County Paramedics as well as the Felton and Harrington fire companies responded to the fire.
- PUB DATE: 2/13/2020 5:20:27 AM - SOURCE: WBOC-TV CBS 16 Salisbury
Officials: 2 University of Delaware students screened for possible coronavirus
Wed, 12 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800
Two University of Delaware students are being screened for possible coronavirus, school officials announced Tuesday. The students, who do not live on campus, are currently in isolation at an area hospital. The Division of Public Health is coordinating testing with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and results are expected in the coming days.
- PUB DATE: 2/12/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: FOX 29 News Philadelphia
Follow Up: 'Flames and water shooting everywhere' - Fire damages New Castle-area church
Tue, 11 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800
A fire damaged a church in the New Castle area Sunday. The Delaware State Fire Marshal's Office said a few parishioners were inside the Coleman Memorial United Methodist Church on the 400 block of Anderson Avenue in the Dunleith subdivision when the fire broke out at 4 p.m. Sunday, February 9, 2020.
- PUB DATE: 2/11/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WDEL News
New Castle Church Damaged by Fire
Sun, 09 Feb 2020 18:36:39 -0800
The Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal is investigating an afternoon building fire that damaged a New Castle, Del., church. The fire, reported shortly after 4 p.m., occurred at the Coleman Memorial United Methodist Church located in the 400 block of Anderson Drive in the Dunleith subdivision.
- PUB DATE: 2/9/2020 6:36:39 PM - SOURCE: WBOC-TV CBS 16 Salisbury
Milltown Road closed following 3-car wreck; at least 1 hurt in New Castle County
Fri, 07 Feb 2020 07:35:38 -0800
PHOTOS: Milltown Road by Limestone Road is shut down after a three-car wreck that injured three people. Mill Creek Fire Company personnel responded to the crash at 8:50 a.m., call logs show. Radio scanner traffic said one person was trapped in a vehicle, though firefighters were able to get them out.
- PUB DATE: 2/7/2020 7:35:38 AM - SOURCE: Wilmington News Journal (Delaware Online)
Eastern Division Headline: Several Maryland fire departments battle two alarm fire at resort
Wed, 05 Feb 2020 11:56:30 -0800
45 Firefighters from seven different fire departments across three Eastern Shore counties battled a two alarm blaze at a popular summer resort in Talbot County during the morning hours of Wednesday, February 5th. According to Chief Phil Jones of the St. Michaels Fire Department, his company received a call shortly before 8:00 A.
- PUB DATE: 2/5/2020 11:56:30 AM - SOURCE: WMDT-TV ABC 47 News
Hockessin bank will not reopen after fire
Tue, 04 Feb 2020 13:01:32 -0800
The Lancaster Pike WSFS Bank in Hockessin will not reopen following a fire that caused half a million in damages. Just a week after a representative from WSFS the stated at the January Hockessin Business Association meeting that the downtown Hockessin location would remain closed for several months, the a spokesperson confirmed that the building would not reopen.
- PUB DATE: 2/4/2020 1:01:32 PM - SOURCE: Hockessin Community News
Charges filed in I-95 crash in Newark that injured three
Tue, 04 Feb 2020 01:41:09 -0800
PHOTOS: Three people were injured in a crash involving a tractor-trailer, a box truck and a van on Interstate 95 near Newark on Monday morning. The crash happened just before 10 a.m. in the southbound lanes in the area of Otts Chapel Road. A box truck was traveling in the center lane and struck the rear of a van and then proceeded to hit a truck pulling a flatbed trailer, according to Master Cpl.
- PUB DATE: 2/4/2020 1:41:09 AM - SOURCE: Newark Post
Fire damages home near Delaware City
Mon, 03 Feb 2020 06:37:24 -0800
Fire damaged a home near Delaware City Monday. Firefighters were called to a ranch-style home on McCoy Road at 7:40 a.m. on February 3, 2020, and made quick work of the flames. Most of the damage to the home is in the basement. No one was hurt. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
- PUB DATE: 2/3/2020 6:37:24 AM - SOURCE: WDEL 1150AM & WDEL.com
Column: Do you have a 'parking lot' fire department?
Wed, 29 Jan 2020 14:37:57 -0800
A few weeks ago, an older firefighter – the kind with the long mustache and grizzled look – remarked at the kitchen table, "If there is ever a parking lot on fire, we are the best-trained fire department in the world." The power of this statement is a sublime comment on our most common training modality — pulling lines and flowing water in parking lots.
- PUB DATE: 1/29/2020 2:37:57 PM - SOURCE: FireRescue 1
12 units damaged, firefighter injured in apartment fire in New Castle County
Thu, 30 Jan 2020 00:00:00 -0800
A firefighter was injured and 12 units were damaged in a fire at an apartment building in Mill Creek, Delaware late Wednesday morning. Crews were dispatched to the 4600 block of Patrician Boulevard at about 11:35 a.m. Firefighters arrived to heavy smoke and flames from a fire on a third-floor balcony in the Limestone Terrace Apartments.
- PUB DATE: 1/30/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPVI-TV ABC 6 Philadelphia
Related: Fire in New Castle County apartment complex leaves one building 'uninhabitable'
Wed, 29 Jan 2020 09:40:27 -0800
VIDEO: Arlene Pierce was cleaning her apartment Wednesday morning when she first smelled what she thought was a barbecue. Initially, she thought little of it. Then, the scent grew stronger. "It started smelling like burning and started getting really intense,” Pierce said. “I looked out the window, and I saw loads of smoke.
- PUB DATE: 1/29/2020 9:40:27 AM - SOURCE: Wilmington News Journal (Delaware Online) - Metered Site
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