At 0159 on March 3, 2024, the Indian River (80), Lewes (82), Millsboro (83), Milton (85), and Dagsboro (73) fire companies were alerted for a residential structure on Long Spoon Way in the Baywood development off Long Neck Road. Additional emergency alerts included the Mid Sussex Rescue Squad and the Sussex County Paramedics. Emergency response units from Indian River included Tower 80 and Rescue 80 from the Oak Orchard facility, Engines 80-1 and 80-3 from the Long Neck facility, as well as the Delaware State Fire Police. Emergency response crew assignments included fire suppression activities with exposure protection of the neighboring residential structures, establishing a water supply by accessing nearby hydrants and laying a five-inch LDH to the scene, discontinuation of the utility services to the residential structure, incident size-up and other fire ground strategies. An interior primary search was coordinated before all units were ordered out of the building to commence with an aerial master operation.

– Submitted by Steven C. Deery, Jr.