Daily Dispatch: Delaware News
Sussex County: Boat Sinks In The Indian River Bay, Two On Board
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700
At around 10:00 Saturday morning rescue crews from the Millville, Indian River, and Bethany Beach Fire Companies, along with Trooper 2 (Delaware State Police Aviation) responded to Indian River Bay just west of the India River Inlet for reports of a watercraft in distress. While en route crews learned that the vessel was taking on water and was sinking.
- PUB DATE: 6/17/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: First State Update
Storm roars through New Castle, northeastern Kent counties; prompts flash flood warning
Fri, 14 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700
A storm roared through New Castle and northeastern Kent counties Thursday, prompting a flash flood warning from the National Weather Service. Rainfall amounts of up to one inch were said to be possible, according to NWS. Effects of the storm could already be seen near New Castle on East Roosevelt Avenue in Penn Acres by about 8:10 p.
- PUB DATE: 6/14/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Delaware Online
Aetna hosts hands-on firefighting demonstration for city council
Thu, 13 Jun 2019 01:44:14 -0700
When Aetna Hose, Hook and Ladder Company fire engines arrived outside of the historic Green Mansion on Main Street for a search-and-rescue operation last week, it was members of city council donning the gear. “Coming from a military background, you think you understand what the firefighter goes through.
- PUB DATE: 6/13/2019 1:44:14 AM - SOURCE: Newark Post
New Castle chemical plant faces OSHA penalties after workers exposed to ethylene oxide
Wed, 12 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration plans to fine Croda Inc. after a chemical release at the New Castle plant exposed workers to ethylene oxide. The company faces $262,548 in penalties. OSHA initiated an inspection after the exposure in November hospitalized one employee and left five others suffering symptoms of ethylene oxide (EtO) exposure.
- PUB DATE: 6/12/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Delaware Business Now
Rehoboth Beach Goes Red White and Blue to Honor Military and First Responders
Tue, 11 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700
Displays and demonstrations from military and first responders surround the bandstand all day Saturday. For the 4th year, the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce helps turn the beach red, white and blue. Event Coordinator Emily Grothey says it's a day to say 'thank you.' "It’s a service recognition day," she says.
- PUB DATE: 6/11/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBOC-TV 16 Delmarva
Fire Department: Vehicle crashes into home in Laurel
Mon, 10 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700
PHOTOS: A vehicle crashed into a Laurel home Sunday, causing significant damage to both. The Laurel Fire Department received reports of an incident on 10th Street in the area of the firehouse Sunday. Fire Chief Jeff Hill arrived on scene, where he found a vehicle in the structure, the fire department said in a public Facebook statement.
- PUB DATE: 6/10/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Daily Times (DelmarvaNow.com)
Obituary: Richard Melson Calhoun, Active Member of Indian River Fire Company
Sun, 09 Jun 2019 06:28:44 -0700
Richard Melson Calhoun, 88, passed away at his family home on Tuesday, June 4, 2019. He was born to the late John Ewell Calhoun and Myrtle Lingo Calhoun on September 28, 1930 and raised in Georgetown. Richard served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. He was a professional house mover and merchant.
- PUB DATE: 6/9/2019 6:28:44 AM - SOURCE: Wilmington News Journal (Delaware Online)
Update: Rehoboth Beach fire ruled accidental
Thu, 06 Jun 2019 01:42:49 -0700
The Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal has determined that Tuesday’s trailer fire near Rehoboth Beach was accidental. The blaze, reported around noon on June 4, occurred in the 19000 block of Sea Air Avenue, in Sea Air Village. The Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company arrived on the scene to find an active fire inside a residential trailer.
- PUB DATE: 6/6/2019 1:42:49 AM - SOURCE: The Sussex Countian
40th Wilmington Fire Academy Graduates 17 New City Firefighters
Wed, 05 Jun 2019 07:12:56 -0700
Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki and Fire Chief Michael Donohue welcomed 17 new firefighters to the Wilmington Fire Department during a Saturday public graduation ceremony held at Salesianum School on North Broom Street. The ceremony hosted Fire Lieutenant Gabriel Pabon, included the presentation of badges, and fire and EMT Certifications, as well as the Oath of Office, administered by Deputy Chief James R.
- PUB DATE: 6/5/2019 7:12:56 AM - SOURCE: WITN-TV NBC 7 Greenville
Rehoboth Beach Fire Hospitalizes Two
Tue, 04 Jun 2019 15:26:29 -0700
The Delaware State Fire Marshal's office is investigating a fire that destroyed a trailer home in Rehoboth Beach's Sea Air Village on Tuesday. Crews from Rehoboth Beach, Lewes, and Indian River arrived at 19889 Sea Air Ave at approximately 12:00 PM. It took nearly 30 minutes to get the fire under control.
- PUB DATE: 6/4/2019 3:26:29 PM - SOURCE: WRDE-TV
Aerial Photos Show True Extent Of Ogletown House Fire Damage
Tue, 04 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700
PHOTOS: Early Sunday morning at approximately 3:15 the Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder Fire Company along with mutual aid from several area fire companies were dispatched to the 400 block of Tree of Heaven Way in Chestnut Hill Preserve for a residential structure fire. While en route crews learned that callers were reporting that several homes under construction in the new subdivision were on fire.
- PUB DATE: 6/4/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: First State Update
Fire damages three Newark homes under construction at former orphanage site
Sun, 02 Jun 2019 03:16:35 -0700
PHOTOS: An early-morning fire ripped through three homes under construction at the former Our Lady of Grace orphanage property on East Chestnut Hill Road on Sunday. Firefighters were dispatched around 3:15 a.m. to the unit block of Tree of Heaven Way, located near the back of the new Chestnut Hill Preserve neighborhood, and found three homes engulfed in flames.
- PUB DATE: 6/2/2019 3:16:35 AM - SOURCE: Newark Post
Safety officials issue warning after uptick in motorcycle deaths
Fri, 31 May 2019 00:00:00 -0700
Four traffic fatalities involving motorcycles over Memorial Day Weekend have prompted a warning from Delaware public safety officials. Delaware State Police (DSP) reported six traffic fatalities involving motorcycles so far in 2019 as of May 27. That’s two more than at that time last year. All of this year’s fatal crashes occurred this month and on weekends.
- PUB DATE: 5/31/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Deleware Public Media
Candles spark fire at Mill Creek house
Wed, 29 May 2019 08:08:24 -0700
A Mill Creek house was badly damaged Wednesday morning after some candles sparked a fire in a second-floor bedroom, the state Fire Marshal's Office said. The fire was reported about 4:30 a.m. in the 300 block of Mitchell Drive. The fire marshal’s office said the candles ignited "combustibles" in the bedroom, setting off a blaze that caused an estimated $50,000 in damages.
- PUB DATE: 5/29/2019 8:08:24 AM - SOURCE: Wilmington News Journal (Delaware Online) - Metered Site
State Officials Investigate Building Fire in Harrington
Wed, 29 May 2019 06:31:10 -0700
An investigation is underway in Kent County after a fire caused heavy damage to a building near Harrington late Tuesday morning. Just after 10 a.m. on May 28, the fire broke out at structure located on the 2000 block of Ingram Branch Road just west of Harrington. No injuries were reported. Investigators estimated about $100,000 in damage.
- PUB DATE: 5/29/2019 6:31:10 AM - SOURCE: WBOC-TV CBS 16 Salisbury
Storm brings down trees near Prices Corner
Tue, 28 May 2019 21:36:00 -0700
A vicious storm cell blew through central New Castle County shortly after 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, bringing down trees and power lines. No injuries were reported as neighbors along Duncan Road near Milltown Road surveyed the damage left behind. Cathy O'Leary lost a 60-foot backyard oak tree that fortunately fell away from her home.
- PUB DATE: 5/28/2019 9:36:00 PM - SOURCE: Delaware 105.9 FM
Pickup crashes into Christiana Fire Company truck responding to a fire in Bear
Tue, 28 May 2019 00:00:00 -0700
A Christiana Fire Company truck, responding to a fire in Bear, was struck by a pickup Monday afternoon. No injuries were reported, according to state police. The crash occurred about 12:35 p.m. as the ladder truck carrying five firefighters was southbound on Del. 7, crossing U.S. 40. The ladder truck had its lights and sirens on as it crossed against the red light, said Mater Cpl.
- PUB DATE: 5/28/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Delaware Online- Metered Site
Laurel Fire Department Life Member Passes Away
Mon, 27 May 2019 05:42:38 -0700
The Laurel Fire Department announced the passing of a lifetime member and former Vice President Sunday night. Through the Department's Facebook page, it was announced that Life Member Barry Sullivan passed away. Sullivan was part of the Department for 36 years as a volunteer firefighter. The Department said of Sullivan's passing, "the pain is gone now and there is no more suffering.
- PUB DATE: 5/27/2019 5:42:38 AM - SOURCE: WBOC-TV CBS 16 Salisbury
Georgetown church destroyed in fire
Sun, 26 May 2019 13:02:14 -0700
The Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal is investigating a fire near Georgetown that heavily damaged a church. The blaze, reported shortly before 12:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 26, occurred at Saint Mary’s Holy Church in the 20000 block of Donovan’s Road. The Georgetown Fire Company responded to find fire showing and venting through the roof.
- PUB DATE: 5/26/2019 1:02:14 PM - SOURCE: The Sussex Countian
Flames damage Stanton area house trailer
Sat, 25 May 2019 06:56:54 -0700
The Delaware Fire Marshal's Office is looking into the cause of a house trailer fire in the development of Murray Manor in Stanton on Friday afternoon, May 24, 2019. Firefighters from Mill Creek, Minquas, Cranston Heights, Belvedere and Newark were called out around 3:30 p.m., and after making an interior attack found the core of the fire to be underneath the trailer.
- PUB DATE: 5/25/2019 6:56:54 AM - SOURCE: Delaware 105.9 FM
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