On December 31, 2023, at 2135 hours, The Odessa Fire Company was dispatched to a townhouse fire on the 1600 block of Matisse Drive in Bayberry North. Upon arrival, Deputy 24 reported a three-story middle of the row townhouse with fire showing. Deputy 24 established command and requested the second and third alarm assignments. Crews on scene used hand lines and two aerials to extinguish the fire with mutual aid from Aetna Hook Hose & Ladder, Brandywine Hundred, Christiana Fire, Delaware City, Goodwill, Minquadale Townsend, Volunteer Hose, Wilmington Manor, Port Penn, New Castle County EMS, St. Francis Rehab, New Castle County Field Comm, New Castle County police, and Red Cross. Belvedere Fire Company covered up The Odessa Fire Company. The fire is under investigation by the Delaware State Fire Marshall’s office.

– Submitted by Jennifer Wilson