Stations 15 and 29 were alerted for a fire alarm on Joseph Lane in Hypoint at St. Georges. Quint 15, and Squads 15 and 296 responded. During the filling of the box alarm assignment, additional calls reported smoke from the second floor. Quint 15 (Career Staff Sam Boots) arrived on scene to fire showing from the C side. Chief Emeritus Jamie Rosseel arrived and assumed Delaware City Command. Crews encountered heavy fire conditions on the second floor and attic area. An emergency evacuation was ordered by Command due to several holes in the floors of the second floor. Primary and secondary searches were negative after a report of a possible elderly subject still on the second floor. Companies assisting: Port Penn, Christiana, Odessa, New Castle, Wilmington Manor, Newark, NCC EMS, and DSFMO. Cover companies were Newport at Station 15, Townsend at Station 4, Middletown at Station 12.
– Submitted by Wally Poppe