Daily Dispatch: Delaware News
Update: Injured Minquas firefighter is recovering, and hopes to be fighting fires again
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 04:05:14 -0700
A firefighter injured in a March 14, 2019 fire in Mill Creek is recovering, but his family believes he will be back. "Didn't think we'd ever get that phone call," said Lynn Smiley about her 23-year-old son, David. David was fighting the fire in Mill Creek, when he was injured falling through the floor before becoming entrapped.
- PUB DATE: 3/22/2019 4:05:14 AM - SOURCE: Delaware 105.9 FM
Cutting torch mishap causes $500,000 in fire damage to Hartly property
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0700
A man trying to cut a bolt with a cutting torch accidentally ignited a broken lawnmower, setting fire to a home near Hartly on Wednesday, the state fire marshal's office said. The heavy fire caused $500,000 in damages to the residential property in the 5900 block of Westville Road. The person was outside working near the pole barns with a cutting torch, that caught the lawnmower on fire.
- PUB DATE: 3/21/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: DelawareOnline.com
Smoke from electrical panel forces evacuation of Legislative Hall in Dover
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0700
Occupants of Legislative Hall in Dover were forced outside during a brief evacuation Wednesday morning, according to multiple sources. There was smoke coming from an electrical panel, according to Department of Safety and Homeland Security spokeswoman Wendy Hudson. Legislators, aides and others with business at Legislative Hall were evacuated for about 30 minutes while fire personnel checked the building, she said.
- PUB DATE: 3/21/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: DelawareOnline.com
GoFundMe raises $20k as community rallies around burned Lebanon firefighter
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0700
In Lebanon firefighter Dave Smiley's darkest days, he's learned how much his local communities support their first responders. A recently hired career firefighter with the Lebanon City Fire Department, Smiley, 23, volunteers in his off-hours as a live-in captain with the Minquas Fire Company in Delaware.
- PUB DATE: 3/20/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: York Daily Record
Firefighters put out second fire in six months at Ogletown home
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0700
Firefighters responded for the second time in six months to an Ogletown home to find a fire blazing throughout and smoke pouring out. The crews cut holes in the roof and broke windows to quickly extinguish the flames inside the house off of Del. 273 on Monday. This is the second time firefighters have put out a fire in the house on Powderhorn Drive.
- PUB DATE: 3/19/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: DelawareOnline.com
Holloway Terrace fire displaces family
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 09:44:49 -0700
A house fire on Lambson Lane at West Avenue in Holloway Terrace has displaced a family with children. Firefighters were called out around 10 a.m. on Monday, March 18, 2019 and found a fire in the attic. The fire was declared under control in about a half hour. There were no injuries reported but the Red Cross was called in to assist the family.
- PUB DATE: 3/18/2019 9:44:49 AM - SOURCE: Delaware 105.9 FM
Follow Up: Willey Farms in Townsend Making a Comeback Following Fire
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 03:53:50 -0700
An iconic Delaware farm is inching closer to making its comeback, four months after it was destroyed by a fire. Willey Farms in Townsend says it will open its garden center and greenhouse on April 12, just in time for Easter. It will feature a variety of flowers, annuals and plants available in a variety of sizes.
- PUB DATE: 3/19/2019 3:53:50 AM - SOURCE: WBOC-TV CBS 16 Salisbury
Update: Minquas firefighter improves after critical injury sends him to burn center
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 08:22:55 -0700
A Delaware firefighter critically injured during a Mill Creek house fire on Thursday was upgraded to fair condition Friday morning. Dave Smiley Jr., a 23-year-old rescue captain for Minquas Fire Company, sustained burns on 10 percent of his body after falling through the second floor while fighting the blaze, according to updates posted by family on Facebook.
- PUB DATE: 3/15/2019 8:22:55 AM - SOURCE: Wilmington News Journal (Delaware Online)
Obituary: William Walton Sr., 64-year member of the Elsmere Fire Company
Sun, 17 Mar 2019 23:17:18 -0700
William G. Walton, Sr, 87, died suddenly on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 in the Christiana Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Born July 13, 1931 in Wilmington, DE to the late Daniel Gilbert & Maryre Ellen (Neeson) Walton. He was a graduate of Henry C. Conrad High School in 1950 prior to joining the United States Navy (USS Rich) and was a Korean War Veteran.
- PUB DATE: 3/17/2019 11:17:18 PM - SOURCE: Wilmington News Journal (Delaware Online)
Accidental Fire Causes Thousands in Damage in Sussex County
Sun, 17 Mar 2019 13:44:10 -0700
Delaware fire officials say a house fire in a neighborhood causing thousands in damage was an accident. The Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal says the fire on Sunday morning was ruled accidental. The Lewes Fire Company responded to the home in the Overbrook Shores neighborhood around 9:30 a.
- PUB DATE: 3/17/2019 1:44:10 PM - SOURCE: WBOC-TV CBS 16 Salisbury
Follow Up: Minquas firefighter has 'a long recovery ahead' after blaze at Mill Creek home
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0700
A Delaware firefighter was in critical condition at Crozer Burn Center in Pennsylvania on Thursday afternoon after a house fire on Mill Creek Road in Mill Creek. Dave Smiley Jr., a 23-year-old rescue captain for Minquas Fire Company, sustained serious burns on 10 percent of his body after falling from the second to first floor while fighting the blaze, according to updates posted by family on Facebook.
- PUB DATE: 3/15/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Wilmington News Journal (Delaware Online)
Delaware pipe bomber faces up 10 years in prison after pleading guilty in Federal Court
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0700
The Elsmere man who detonated a pipe bomb at his estranged wife's home pled guilty in the United State District Court for the District of Delaware. According to court documents, Mark Consiglio, 49, of Elsmere, detonated the bomb in Elsmere in the early morning hours of March 12, 2018 before he fled the scene.
- PUB DATE: 3/15/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WDEL 1150AM & WDEL.com
VIDEO: Mysterious odor sparks evacuation of Tesla Industries near New Castle
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0700
A strange odor resulted in the evacuation of a company outside New Castle Thursday. Firefighters and a Delaware Department of Natural Resources hazardous material and decontamination crew was sent to Tesla Industries, which designs, manufactures, tests and supports state of the art power conversion systems for aircraft, according to its website.
- PUB DATE: 3/15/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WDEL 1150AM & WDEL.com
Firefighter injured in blaze at Milltown home
Thu, 14 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0700
A firefighter was injured Thursday when a home was engulfed in flames on Mill Creek Road in Milltown. Multiple fire companies responded. One of the firefighters, from Newport's Minquas Fire Company, had to be rescued and was taken to the hospital, said Mill Creek Fire Company Chief Joseph Stewart Sr.
- PUB DATE: 3/14/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Wilmington News Journal (Delaware Online)
Firefigters Respond to Overturned Chicken Truck In Georgetown
Thu, 14 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0700
Just after 4:00 this morning rescue crews from the Georgetown Fire and Ellendale Fire Companies responded to the southbound lanes of Dupont Blvd (Route 113) just north of the intersection with and Wilson Hill Road for a vehicle accident. While en route crews learned that the crash involved a vehicle and a tractor-trailer.
- PUB DATE: 3/14/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: 1 State Update
Fire Causes $50,000 Damage To New Castle Home
Wed, 13 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0700
The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s office has determined that this afternoon's house fire in New Castle, DE was accidental, according to Chief Deputy State Fire Marshal Robert Fox. Fox said the Goodwill Fire Company was alerted to the fire in the 600 block of Clymer Street, in the Dobinsville neighborhood, shortly after 2:00 yesterday afternoon.
- PUB DATE: 3/13/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: FirstStateUpdate.com
Mobile Home Catches Fire Over the Weekend in Seaford
Tue, 12 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0700
A mobile home caught fire in Sussex County on Saturday. On March 9, 2019, the Seaford Volunteer Fire Company along with Engine 71 responded to an appliance fire in the Indian Village neighborhood. The department said on their Facebook page that the fire quickly spread to the bedrooms, resulting in an upgraded call for a house fire.
- PUB DATE: 3/12/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: wboc.com
Two Newark firefighters injured in Maryland fire
Mon, 11 Mar 2019 01:41:04 -0700
Two firefighters from Aetna Hose Hook & Ladder Company in Newark were transported to Christiana Hospital on Sunday for injuries sustained from fighting a fire that ripped through a single-story house in Elkton, Md. No residents were injured in the accidental fire that started from unattended cooking, according to the Maryland Office of the State Fire Marshal.
- PUB DATE: 3/11/2019 1:41:04 AM - SOURCE: Newark Post
Update: Rehoboth Beach Mobile Home Severely Damaged in Fire, Officials Investigating
Thu, 07 Mar 2019 22:24:34 -0800
An early Thursday morning house fire in Sussex County left a mobile home severely damaged. No injuries were reported. The home off Route 1 in the Colonial East development was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived just after midnight. Fire crews said it broke out near the back bedroom but the owner was not home at the time.
- PUB DATE: 3/7/2019 10:24:34 PM - SOURCE: WBOC-TV CBS 16 Salisbury
Photos: Officials investigating mobile home fire near Lewes
Thu, 07 Mar 2019 05:27:27 -0800
Firefighters from Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, and Indian River responded to a Mobile Home Fire on Powder Horn Lane in Colonial East off of Coastal Highway near Midway south of Lewes at about 12:45 am on Thursday morning March 7.
- PUB DATE: 3/7/2019 5:27:27 AM - SOURCE: Wilmington News Journal (Delaware Online)

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