Daily Dispatch: Delaware News
Egg Harbor Township Man Arrested On Arson Charges For Allegedly Starting Dover Trailer Fire
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800
A New Jersey man has been arrested and charged with arson in connection with a house trailer fire in Dover in early December. Charles J. Brown of Egg Harbor Township was arrested without incident by deputy fire marshals Thursday.On Dec. 6, investigators say the 31-year-old deliberately started a fire inside a house trailer in the unit block of East Pinewood Drive near South State Street.
- PUB DATE: 12/14/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: CBS Philly
$10,000 reward offered in Long Neck apartment building arson investigation
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800
Carillon Woods Apartments is offering $10,000 for information that would lead to a conviction after one of its complexes in Long Neck was destroyed in a fire that officials are investigating as a criminal act of arson. The Delaware State Fire Marshal ruled late last month that the Nov. 8 fire in Long Neck, which resulted in an estimated $1.
- PUB DATE: 12/14/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Delmarva Now
Recent Fire Raises Concerns About Vacant Properties in Dover
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 18:19:46 -0800
A fire that happened earlier this month in Dover has sparked concerns about vacant properties becoming a public safety issue. The Dover Fire Department said on Dec. 2 it responded to a home on Martin Street that had gone up in flames. According to the Dover Fire Department, the home had been vacant for years though an investigation found indications that someone had been residing in the home.
- PUB DATE: 12/12/2018 6:19:46 PM - SOURCE: WBOC-TV CBS 16 Salisbury
Fire breaks out at DelDOT maintenance facility in New Castle
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 04:57:00 -0800
A DelDOT maintenance facility caught fire Monday. Firefighters were called to the facility at 39 East Regal Boulevard in New Castle around 5 p.m. on December 10, 2019. DelDOT spokesman C.R. McLeod told WDEL that the small fire was sparked by electrical wiring in a heater unit. Smoke detectors activated accordingly, and no one was hurt.
- PUB DATE: 12/11/2018 4:57:00 AM - SOURCE: WDEL 1150AM & WDEL.com
Man convicted of torching historic Vandyke-Heath House in Townsend
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 14:48:09 -0800
A man accused of torching a historic home near Townsend where his daughters lived has been convicted of arson. Last week, a New Castle County Superior Court jury returned guilty verdicts against Christopher Gregg for third-degree arson and two counts of second-degree arson. Gregg, 42, was accused of burning the home where his daughters lived near Townsend last year.
- PUB DATE: 12/10/2018 2:48:09 PM - SOURCE: Wilmington News Journal (Delaware Online)
Wilmington man charged with setting fire that damaged Newark motel
Sat, 08 Dec 2018 16:22:37 -0800
A fire that caused $100,000 in damage to a Main Street motel Friday night was intentionally set and came after an earlier disturbance at the motel, officials said. The fire was reported around 10:45 p.m., but police were first called to the Super 8 at 268 E. Main Street an hour earlier for a noise complaint, according to Newark Police Department spokesman Lt.
- PUB DATE: 12/8/2018 4:22:37 PM - SOURCE: Newark Post
Trailer fire in Dover was 'deliberately started'
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 17:13:02 -0800
A heavy fire Thursday morning at a Dover trailer park that hospitalized one victim, has been ruled an arson by the state fire marshal's office. The Dover Fire Department saw flames as they pulled up to the trailer on East Pinewood Drive near South State Street, said Michael Chionchio of the Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal.
- PUB DATE: 12/6/2018 5:13:02 PM - SOURCE: Wilmington News Journal (Delaware Online) - Metered Site
Newark: Windy Hills fire displaces family of five
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 01:45:35 -0800
Fire damaged a home in the Windy Hills neighborhood Wednesday evening, displacing a family of five. The fire broke out at 5:16 p.m. in the unit block of Newbrook Road, according to an Aetna Hose, Hook and Ladder Company spokesperson. Firefighters from Aetna, Christiana, Mill Creek, Cranston Heights and Hockessin fire companies arrived to find smoke and flames coming from the first floor of the two-story home.
- PUB DATE: 12/6/2018 1:45:35 AM - SOURCE: Newark Post
Judge orders State Police to turn over full report on firefighter's fatal helicopter fall
Tue, 04 Dec 2018 13:52:39 -0800
A federal judge has ordered Delaware State Police to turn over the full accident report on the death of a Lewes firefighter who fell from a helicopter during a training exercise in 2016. Tuesday's order comes after a lawyer for the family of Timothy McClanahan issued a subpoena for an unredacted copy of the report and related materials.
- PUB DATE: 12/4/2018 1:52:39 PM - SOURCE: Wilmington News Journal (Delaware Online) - Metered Site
Newark woman killed in Claymont crash that closed I-495 for hours
Mon, 03 Dec 2018 14:34:00 -0800
Delaware State Police have identified Yolanda Frank, 46, of Newark as the passenger of a vehicle involved in a Monday morning crash that was pronounced deceased upon arrival at Christiana Hospital. 12:26 p.m.--The four-vehicle crash north of the Philadelphia Pike interchange happened about 11 a.m. and involved a tractor trailer and closed the highway for roughly 4.
- PUB DATE: 12/3/2018 2:34:00 PM - SOURCE: WDEL 1150AM & WDEL.com
Vacant House Catches Fire in Dover
Sun, 02 Dec 2018 14:15:56 -0800
The Dover Fire Department spent early Sunday morning responding to a vacant house fire. The Dover Fire Department says around 4:15 a.m., Dover police officers came upon a vacant house on fire on Martin Street. The officers alerted the fire department, who said fire was found on the second floor. Firefighters say the house was entirely boarded up except for one window on the side.
- PUB DATE: 12/2/2018 2:15:56 PM - SOURCE: WBOC-TV CBS 16 Salisbury
State troopers investigating fatal crash in Claymont
Mon, 03 Dec 2018 10:45:17 -0800
A four-vehicle crash on Interstate 495 northbound in Claymont left one person dead. The crash north of the Philadelphia Pike interchange happened about 11 a.m. and involved a tractor trailer. A Delaware State Police helicopter and several New Castle County paramedic units joined with Claymont firefighters to rescue and treat the injured.
- PUB DATE: 12/3/2018 10:45:17 AM - SOURCE: WDEL 1150AM & WDEL.com
New fire station on the horizon in Christiana
Mon, 03 Dec 2018 09:36:40 -0800
The Christiana Fire Company is embarking on a $6 million construction project that will take them into their second century of service. Work started just before Thanksgiving on a temporary garage across the street from their main station in the Village of Christiana. Once the temporary housing is ready, the main station, portions of which date back to the 1920s, will be demolished to make way for a modern facility.
- PUB DATE: 12/3/2018 9:36:40 AM - SOURCE: WDEL 1150AM & WDEL.com
$1.5M Lock Neck complex fire intentionally set: Fire Marshal
Thu, 29 Nov 2018 11:56:06 -0800
The Nov. 8 fire near Long Neck that officials estimate led to $1.5 million in damages to an apartment complex under construction was intentionally set and is considered a criminal act of arson, officials said Thursday. The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office is requesting that anyone who may have witnessed any activity during the above date and time to please contact the Office of the State Fire Marshal, Sussex County Division at 302-856-5600 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-847-3333.
- PUB DATE: 11/29/2018 11:56:06 AM - SOURCE: Wilmington News Journal (Delaware Online)
Driver Killed In Wrong-Way Crash Involving Tractor-Trailer On Route 1 In Bear
Fri, 30 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800
One person was killed following a wrong-way crash on Route 1 in Bear, Dealaware. Officials say, just before 1:30 a.m. Friday, a Kia Niro was traveling southbound on the northbound lanes of Route 1 and collided with a tractor-trailer head-on, just south of U.S. 40. Delaware State Police say the impact sent the vehicle flying into the air.
- PUB DATE: 11/30/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: CBS Philly
Discarded cigarettes lead to 2-alarmer in Bear
Thu, 29 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800
The Delaware Fire Marshal's Office says discarded cigarettes led to an apartment building fire that injured four people and displaced more than a dozen residents. The fire at the Rockwood Apartments in Bear was reported shortly before 9 p.m. on Wednesday, November 28, 2018. The fire marshal's office says the cigarettes ignited mulch and bushes on the side of one of the buildings.
- PUB DATE: 11/29/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WDEL 1150AM & WDEL.com
Heavy fire damage to North Broom home in Wilmington
Tue, 27 Nov 2018 21:01:51 -0800
Firefighters extinguished a blaze inside both floors of a vacant home on North Broom Street on Tuesday night. The home, near the intersection of West 4th and North Broom streets, had heavy fire by the time crews responded to the multiple 9-1-1 calls around 9 p.m., said Lieutenant Andrew Cavanaugh of Wilmington Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 11/27/2018 9:01:51 PM - SOURCE: Wilmington News Journal (Delaware Online) - Metered Site
Delaware Memorial Bridge: Gas leak prompted fears of car fires, chemical exposure
Mon, 26 Nov 2018 15:41:13 -0800
It remains unclear what caused flammable toxic gas to seep into the air from Croda Inc.’s bio-ethanol plant north of New Castle Sunday night, but experts say the decision to close the Delaware Memorial Bridge was the safest bet. The incident shut down traffic on the bridge for eight and a half hours, the end of the busy Thanksgiving travel weekend.
- PUB DATE: 11/26/2018 3:41:13 PM - SOURCE: Wilmington News Journal (Delaware Online)
Delaware Memorial Bridge reopens after chemical leak creates Thanksgiving travel nightmare
Sun, 25 Nov 2018 21:42:30 -0800
The Delaware Memorial Bridge has reopened to traffic after a nearly seven-hour closure spawned by a chemical leak. The Delaware Department of Transportation confirmed the bridge was shut down in both directions on Sunday, November 25, at 5 p.m., due to a gas leak at Croda Inc. off Cherry Lane near New Castle.
- PUB DATE: 11/25/2018 9:42:30 PM - SOURCE: WDEL 1150AM & WDEL.com
Newark: Garage fire causes damage in Arbour Park
Wed, 21 Nov 2018 02:04:49 -0800
A late-night garage fire caused damage in the Arbour Park neighborhood of Newark on Tuesday. Firefighters were called to the 600 block of Arbour Drive around 11:45 p.m. and found flames coming from a garage attached to a two-story, single-family home, according to an Aetna Hose, Hook and Ladder Company spokesman.
- PUB DATE: 11/21/2018 2:04:49 AM - SOURCE: Newark Post
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