On July 28, 2016, Hockessin Fire Company, along with Cranston Heights (Engine 143), Mill Creek (21-6) and Elsmere (Ladder 16), were alerted for a report of a house struck by lightning in the 300 block of Deargrass Road in the Bon Ayre community of Hockessin. Engine 195 arrived to smoke showing from the roof. Five Points Fire Company Ladder 17 arrived. While the crews from Hockessin and Cranston Heights were fighting a fire in the attic and the roof, Ladder 17 vented the roof of the house and then performed salvage and overhaul.

– Submitted by Chuck Hayes, photos by Hockessin FC