Daily Dispatch: Delaware News
Police ID Wilmington man killed in Middletown crash with fire truck
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700
Delaware State Police identified Tuesday the 57-year-old Wilmington man killed in a crash in Middletown Saturday. According to authorities, Alan C. Edmonds was killed in a collision with a marked fire truck along U.S. 301 north of Bunker Hill Road on April 13, 2019. Edmonds struck the truck from behind as it was stopped while responding to a separate crash in the area, police said.
- PUB DATE: 4/19/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WDEL
Firefighters rescue a dog from under a shed in Elsmere
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700
VIDEO: Firefighters in Delaware rescued a dog from under a shed Tuesday night. The Action Cam caught the ordeal as it unfolded Tuesday night on the 1400 block of Oak Hill Drive in Elsmere. Crews used airbags to lift the shed off the ground in order to reach Humphrey the Jack Russell terrier. Humphrey seemed no worse for wear, eating a snack after the ordeal then scampering around the yard.
- PUB DATE: 4/18/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: 6ABC
Pencader crash injures 11 in Newark; knocks out power
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 03:45:31 -0700
A crash in the Pencader Corporate Center injured eleven people and led to a power outage in the Glasgow area. Firefighters from Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder fire company of Newark responded to Corporate Boulevard around 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. They found a pick up truck collided with a paratransit bus operated by Easterseals Delaware & Maryland's Eastern Shore.
- PUB DATE: 4/17/2019 3:45:31 AM - SOURCE: WDEL 1150AM & WDEL.com
Tornado hits Sussex County, firefighters respond
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700
In Sussex County first responders played a crucial role in keeping neighbors safe from the effects of the tornado that hit several places in Laurel on Monday. Members of the Laurel Fire Department said several homes were severely hit by the rough winds. According to the Assistant Fire Chief at the Laurel Fire Department Mike Lowe, firefighters started to get calls for help around 3:30 AM.
- PUB DATE: 4/16/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WMDT
2-alarm fire along Wilmington's Market Street damages restaurant
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700
Fire investigators are looking for the cause of a two-alarm blaze that damaged a three-story commercial building on Wilmington's Market Street. The initial call on Monday afternoon, April 15, 2019, was for a vehicle fire in the area of 2nd and Market streets. The first arriving engine company found smoke on all three floors of the stand-alone structure, which houses the 218 Grille, and upgraded the incident.
- PUB DATE: 4/16/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WDEL
Another successful emergency drill is in the books at Wilmington-New Castle Airport
Sat, 13 Apr 2019 16:46:56 -0700
VIDEO: Sirens and controlled chaos were all part of the plan as a collection of federal, state and municipal agencies executed their triennial emergency capacity drill along Route 13, Saturday morning. The Wilmington-New Castle Airport is operated by the Delaware River and Bay Authority and they helped oversee the drill that is a practice run for different emergencies that could occur at or around the location.
- PUB DATE: 4/13/2019 4:46:56 PM - SOURCE: Delaware 105.9 FM
Collision with fire truck kills Wilmington man
Sat, 13 Apr 2019 22:48:23 -0700
Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal Saturday night accident in Middletown. At approximately 7:57 p.m. on Saturday April 13, 2019, a marked firetruck, with emergency lights on, was responding to a collision in the area of Route 301 and Bunker Hill Road and was stopped when another vehicle struck it from behind.
- PUB DATE: 4/13/2019 10:48:23 PM - SOURCE: Delaware 105.9 FM
Remains of Marines, former FDNY firefighter killed in Afghanistan returned to U.S.
Fri, 12 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700
The remains of three Marines killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan have been returned to the U.S., arriving Thursday at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. Staff Sgt. Christopher K.A. Slutman, 43, of Newark, Del.; Sgt. Benjamin S. Hines, 31, of York, Pa., and Cpl. Robert A. Hendriks, 25, of Locust Valley, N.
- PUB DATE: 4/12/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Stars and Stripes
2 people rescued from mobile home fire in Clayton
Thu, 11 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700
VIDEO: Delaware firefighters successfully rescued two people after a mobile home burst into flames. The fire was reported at the Clayton Courts Mobile Home Community Monday afternoon. As firefighters arrived at the scene, police officers pulled a man out of the home through a bedroom window. That man said his mother was still trapped inside.
- PUB DATE: 4/11/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPVI-TV 6 ABC
2 Men Arrested for Illegal Burning Near Felton
Tue, 09 Apr 2019 11:35:08 -0700
Two Kent County men were arrested on multiple illegal burning charges related to a fire in the Felton area earlier this month. Muhammad Iran, 29, and Muhammad Asim, 33, both of Felton, were cited on four charges at the property on Sandtown Road on April 4. Each charge carries a minimum fine of $100 each, according to the Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control.
- PUB DATE: 4/9/2019 11:35:08 AM - SOURCE: WBOC-TV CBS 16 Salisbury
Firefighters rescue puppy who fell into well in Odessa
Tue, 09 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700
VIDEO: Firefighters in Delaware answered a very urgent call this weekend when a puppy found itself trapped. Members of the Odessa Fire Company responded to the 911 call on the 2400 block of South Dupont Highway in Odessa, Delaware after a curious pup named "Thyme" fell down into a well under a deck.
- PUB DATE: 4/9/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: 6ABC
House Fire in Georgetown, No Injuries Reported
Sat, 06 Apr 2019 22:30:30 -0700
A fire in Sussex County on Saturday was knocked down according to firefighters with no injuries or people inside. Firefighters from the Georgetown Fire Department along with Millsboro and Milton Fire Companies responded to a home on South Railroad Avenue for a reported house fire around noon. Upon arrival, firefighters saw fire coming from two windows on the one level home.
- PUB DATE: 4/6/2019 10:30:30 PM - SOURCE: WBOC-TV CBS 16 Salisbury
Centreville fire ruled accidental
Sun, 07 Apr 2019 21:29:25 -0700
The Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal has determined that a Sunday afternoon fire in the 100-block of Chandler Avenue was caused by an electrical malfunction with wiring in a garage. Shortly after 1 p.m., the Hockessin Fire Company rushed to the scene where that garage was shooting flames, attached to a single family dwelling.
- PUB DATE: 4/7/2019 9:29:25 PM - SOURCE: Delaware 105.9 FM
Follow Up: Willey Farms in New Castle County springing to life again
Mon, 08 Apr 2019 03:07:38 -0700
It was five months ago when a devastating fire destroyed the iconic Willey Farms facility in southern New Castle County but like the flowers they are cultivating from the dirt, Willey Farms is reopening from the ashes on Friday, April 12, 2019. Gretchen Willey-Gill said it's been a roller coaster to get the gardens and greenhouses ready to open.
- PUB DATE: 4/8/2019 3:07:38 AM - SOURCE: WDEL 1150AM & WDEL.com
Fire burns home in Hockessin, one firefighter injured
Fri, 05 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700
Fire broke out at a home in Hockessin Friday morning. Firefighters were called to the corner of Brackenville Road and Mill Creek Road on April 5, 2019 at 8 a.m. Firefighters arrived on-scene to find heavy, thick smoke coming from a large two-and-a-half story home. Firefighters attempted to make an interior attack, but were having water issues and had to back out.
- PUB DATE: 4/5/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WDEL
Camper fire stalls traffic near Newport
Fri, 05 Apr 2019 08:05:50 -0700
VIDEO: Traffic was blocked on Kiamensi Road on Friday as firefighters responded to the scene of a burning camper along Red Clay Creek. As of 10:45 a.m., the camper was just smoking but firefighters were still on the scene. The fire was near the edge of Powell Ford Park, which has recreational areas and is surrounded by woods.
- PUB DATE: 4/5/2019 8:05:50 AM - SOURCE: Wilmington News Journal (Delaware Online)
Eastern Divison Headline: 23 Injured, Roof Collapses As 6-Alarm Fire Tears Through New York Apartment Building
Thu, 04 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700
Twenty-three people — including 19 firefighters — suffered non-life threatening injuries after a fire tore through an apartment building in Brooklyn, the FDNY said. The six-alarm fire broke out on the top floor of a six-story building at the corner of 44th Street and Seventh Avenue in Sunset Park on Wednesday afternoon, according to the department.
- PUB DATE: 4/4/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: NBC New York
Malfunctioning lamp causes house fire in Hockessin
Wed, 03 Apr 2019 04:56:17 -0700
The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s office has determined that a house fire in Hockessin, on the evening of April 2, was accidental. According to a press release from the fire marshal, the Hockessin Fire Company was alerted to a fire in the 1100 block of Old Lancaster Pike, shortly after 7 p.m. Fire apparatus arrived with heavy fire and smoke coming from the residence.
- PUB DATE: 4/3/2019 4:56:17 AM - SOURCE: Milford Beacon
Expected high winds and low humidity lead to Red Flag fire warning for entire state
Wed, 03 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700
Businesses and residents face a Red Flag Warning today as high winds and low humidity sharply raise the danger of grass and forest fires in the entire state of Delaware. The warning, issued by the National Weather Service Office in Mount Holly, NJ, runs from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. tonight. Also affected are the Poconos, Lehigh Valley, Berks County, and southeastern Pennsylvania.
- PUB DATE: 4/3/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Delaware Business Now
2 Injured in Clayton House Trailer Fire, State Fire Marshal Investigating
Tue, 02 Apr 2019 06:11:45 -0700
Two people were seriously injured in house trailer fire late Monday afternoon. Now, the Office of the State Fire Marshal is investigating how and where that fire started. The fire was reported just after 4:30 p.m. at a home on Kenton Circle. According to the fire marshal's office, firefighters with the Clayton Fire Company arrived on scene to find a large amount of fire inside.
- PUB DATE: 4/2/2019 6:11:45 AM - SOURCE: WBOC 16
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