7/17/2011 – On Sunday, July 17, around 15:30, Kent Center alerted Station 48 (Felton) for a structure fire at Chambers Towing on S. duPont Highway. Shortly after the initial dispatch, Kent Center upgraded the call and dispatched Station 49 (Frederica) to assist with a ladder company and Station 55 (Magnolia) for a tanker assist on the alarm.
Command (48-15, Chief Gary Moore) went on location a few minutes later reporting heavy smoke showing from the structure and assumed command. Engine 48-4’s crew was directed by Command to place two hand lines in service to attack the fire, and for Tanker 55 to establish a water supply to E48-4. The incident was placed under control around 15:50, and is under investigation by Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office.
Units on scene:
Command 48; Engines 48-2, 48-4, 49-2, 55-3, 55-4; Engine/Tanker 48-5; Rescue/Engine 48-1; Ladder 49; Tanker 55; Utility 48-9; Ambulance B-48
Additional Photos by: Robin Andino
Photographs by : Brian Slattery