Station 44, along with Ambulance 64 and KM6, were dispatched to West Commerce Street for a residential fire. Unit 44-9 made the response with 44-19 (M. O’Neill) as command to find a three-story residential dwelling with fire showing from the third-floor bravo side. Unit 44-2 quickly put an attack line in service and pushed their way to the third-floor fire room. Ladder 44 sent the aerial to the alpha-delta corner to begin roof operations while crews also began primary searches. Station 45 was added to the call to assist. Upon arrival, Quint 45 weaved their aerial through tight quarters to reach the fire room on the third-floor and conducted outside overhaul and search for fire extension, while additional 45 crews threw ground ladders and relieved 44 crews. Stations 43 and 53 were dispatched to the scene for added manpower. The scene was placed under control at 0446. One peson was transported to Smyrna-Clayton ER for evaluation. The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office was investigating.
– Photos by Gene Shaner & Carol Morris, Sta. 44; submitted by Chris Hudson