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ENGINE AND LADDER GO TO TOWNSEND FOR WORKING HOUSE FIRE
Saturday, April 2, 2022

Saturday afternoon at 12:47 the station was dispatched for the Engine Company assist Townsend on the working house fire in the 500 Block on Railrad Ave in Townsend.  Engine 45 w/5, Assistant Chief Carrow and Quint 45 w/4, Deputy Chief Lightcap arrived to find MOT units with 2 handlines in service on a 2 story single family home with fire showing from the 1st floor.  Engine 45 secured a secondary water supply to the scene and the crew went to the 2nd floor to assist with fire attack on that floor.  Quint 45 established the RIT.  Crews worked for about an hour to bring the fire under control.  Crews reported hoarding conditions throughout the house.  The Delaware State Fire Marshal Office is investigating.  Units responded from Townsend Vol. Fire Co., Volunteer Fire Co. of Middletown, Odessa Fire Co., Clayton Fire Co., Citizens Hose Co of Smyrna Fire Co., Port Penn Fire Co., Goodwill of New Castle Fire Co., New Castle County EMS, DSFMO. Special Thank you to Leipsic Fire Co. Squad 53 for covering our station.  Pictures courtesy Mike Carroll, Amber Moorhead and Robbie Johnson..    


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