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House Fire

posted Feb 23, 2017, 1:07 PM by Jeffrey Sands, Assistant Chief 7-8B   [ updated Feb 23, 2017, 1:08 PM ]
On February 22, 2017 at 1622 hours Aetna along with mutual aid from Christiana Fire, Mill Creek Fire Company - Stations 2&21, and Minquas of Newport Vol. Fire Co. were dispatched to the unit block of Carole Road in Chestnut Hill Estates for a residential structure fire. Chief Bowerson arrived on scene to find a 2-story single family dwelling with smoke showing. This added a BLS unit from University of Delaware Emergency Care Unit and New Castle County Paramedics to the response. Squad 9 found a fire in the basement which was quickly controlled and searches by Ladder 12 were negative. One resident was evaluated by EMS but refused transport, the Red Cross is assisting the residents. Crews operated for just over an hour, the Delaware State Fire Marshal's Office is handling the investigation, and Chief Bowerson had Newark Command.