Daily Dispatch: Delaware News
Woman rescued from Kimberton townhouse blaze; firefighter injured
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 13:01:54 -0800
A firefighter and a resident were injured when a fire broke out in Kimberton on Monday morning. The fire was reported at 10:09 a.m. in the end unit on Waltham Street. When crews arrived, they found a woman hanging out of the second floor rear window, said John H. Farrell, IV, a spokesman for Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder Company.
- PUB DATE: 11/12/2018 1:01:54 PM - SOURCE: Newark Post
Fire officials investigating cause of apartment complex fire in Long Neck
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 06:41:51 -0800
Fire officials are investigating the cause of a fire that tore through Carillon Woods Apartments Thursday night in Long Neck, Delaware. According to the Indian River Volunteer Fire Company, the apartment complex is still under construction and does not yet have an active sprinkler system. Indian River was assisted by Lewes, Millsboro, Milton, Rehoboth Beach, Georgetown, and Dagsboro fire departments, as well as BLS units and Sussex County Paramedics.
- PUB DATE: 11/9/2018 6:41:51 AM - SOURCE: Delaware 105.9 FM
Passengers escape burning bus at I-95 travel plaza
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 07:28:12 -0800
Passengers scrambled for safety as a bus parked at the I-95 travel plaza began burning late Wednesday. A handful of passengers were on the bus when the fire started shortly before 11 p.m., according to witnesses. All were believed to have escaped without injury. Sue Doanhuong, 27, said she and companions were heading from New York to home in North Carolina when the bus made a stop at the travel plaza.
- PUB DATE: 11/8/2018 7:28:12 AM - SOURCE: Wilmington News Journal (Delaware Online)
Tuesday morning fire damages home in New Castle County
Tue, 06 Nov 2018 13:04:47 -0800
A residential fire in Brookside broke out early Tuesday morning, rendering the home uninhabitable, officials said. The blaze was reported at 1:41 a.m. in the unit block of Kollman Drive, according to John Farrell IV, a spokesman for Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder Company. The overhanging portion of roof on the front of the one-story single-family home was on fire, with “heavy smoke coming from all other areas of the home” when Deputy Chief Steve Debold arrived at the scene, Farrell said.
- PUB DATE: 11/6/2018 1:04:47 PM - SOURCE: Newark Post
Carrow, Davis honored by Delaware Volunteer Firefighters Association
Tue, 06 Nov 2018 13:02:27 -0800
Clayton Fire Company members representing youth and experience were recently recognized by the Delaware Volunteer Firefighters Association. Alex Carrow was honored as the first recipient of the DVFA Youth Leadership Award, and John W. Davis Sr., a 55-year member of the Clayton Fire Company, was selected as the Delaware Fire Policeman of the Year at the DVFA conference in Dover Sept.
- PUB DATE: 11/6/2018 1:02:27 PM - SOURCE: Smyrna/Clayton Sun Times
Outpouring of support for Willey Farms after fire offers insight into its role in community
Mon, 05 Nov 2018 10:18:52 -0800
Asparagus and strawberries in the spring. Tomatoes, peaches, cantaloupes and sweet corn in the summer. Pumpkins, squash and fresh Thanksgiving turkeys in the fall. Christmas trees, wreaths and root vegetables in the winter. For 43 years, customers have counted on Willey Farms, a family-owned and operated Townsend institution off U.
- PUB DATE: 11/5/2018 10:18:52 AM - SOURCE: Wilmington News Journal (Delaware Online)
Related: Willey family says they'll rebuild after massive fire
Tue, 06 Nov 2018 04:20:30 -0800
The Willey family is vowing to rebuild after a large fire destroyed its market early this morning. The owners of Willey Farms turned what started as a roadside stand in the mid 1970’s into a grocery store and nursery covering six acres. It’s been a staple in the Middletown-Odessa-Townsend area for 43 years.
- PUB DATE: 11/6/2018 4:20:30 AM - SOURCE: Delaware Public Media/WDDE 91.1 FM
'She's all gone': Five-alarm fire guts Willey Farms in Townsend
Mon, 05 Nov 2018 07:28:00 -0800
Obscured by smoke, only the sign that reads "Willey Farms" remains after an overnight fire at the family-owned Townsend market. The iconic country market went up in flames on Route 13 in Townsend shortly after 2 a.m. Monday, November 5, 2018. The fire quickly expanded to three alarms as firefighters from neighboring towns joined the firefight.
- PUB DATE: 11/5/2018 7:28:00 AM - SOURCE: WDEL 1150AM & WDEL.com
Fire tears through Claymont apartments
Fri, 02 Nov 2018 12:36:09 -0700
A two alarm fire tore through a building at the Woodacre Apartments in Claymont Friday morning, heavily damaging several units and displacing residents. The Delaware State Fire Marshal's Office said the cause of the November 2, 2018, fire was accidental and has been blamed on unattended cooking. The blaze was reported just before 10 a.
- PUB DATE: 11/2/2018 12:36:09 PM - SOURCE: WDEL 1150AM & WDEL.com
Car fire stops traffic on Route 1 between Smyrna and Townsend
Thu, 01 Nov 2018 09:56:03 -0700
A car fire during the morning rush hour brought traffic to a standstill on Route 1 between Smyrna and Townsend on Thursday, November 1, 2018. The front half of the car was engulfed in flames when firefighters from Townsend and Odessa fire companies arrived at the scene. Delaware Department of Transportation workers and the Delaware State Police shut down the northbound lanes for nearly a half hour while the flames were extinguished.
- PUB DATE: 11/1/2018 9:56:03 AM - SOURCE: WDEL 1150AM & WDEL.com
Update: Delaware City Refinery workers not burned in an explosion, fire marshal now says
Wed, 31 Oct 2018 14:22:30 -0700
Something happened on Tuesday at the Delaware City Refinery that sent three contractors to a special burn unit at Crozer Medical Center, yet neither the facility's owner, PBF Energy, nor the state is releasing many details. On Wednesday, Chief Deputy State Fire Marshal Robert Fox retracted his initial statement that had described the event as an explosion.
- PUB DATE: 10/31/2018 2:22:30 PM - SOURCE: Wilmington News Journal (Delaware Online)
Firefighter calendar released to benefit Delaware Volunteer Firefighters Association
Wed, 31 Oct 2018 18:35:51 -0700
The party at Hops Bar in Delaware Park celebrated the 2019 WDEL/WSTW firefighters calendar that helps raise funds for the Delaware Volunteer Firefighters Association. Firefighters from Lewes to Brandywine Hundred are represented in the calendar. Staring off the 2019 edition is Mr. January, Belvedere Chief Dwayne Pearson, who knows that the calendar goes a long way towards new apparatus, gear, and training.
- PUB DATE: 10/31/2018 6:35:51 PM - SOURCE: WDEL 1150AM & WDEL.com
One of Delaware's 1st female firefighters shares her glass-ceiling-shattering story
Wed, 31 Oct 2018 10:27:18 -0700
There's not many jobs you can legally do at the young age of 14, but back in 1978, saving lives as a volunteer firefighter was one of them. It wasn't age that surprised the ranks within the Odessa Fire Company when a teenager signed up--it was Susanne L. Shively’s gender. She was the first female to join the volunteer firefighting company, and one of the first female firefighters in the state of Delaware.
- PUB DATE: 10/31/2018 10:27:18 AM - SOURCE: WDEL 1150AM & WDEL.com
Three workers hospitalized in Delaware City Refinery explosion
Tue, 30 Oct 2018 14:35:49 -0700
Three men sustained serious burns in an apparent explosion Tuesday at the Delaware City Refinery. A "minor explosion" occurred about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday during equipment maintenance, according to the state fire marshal. The men were taken to Christiana Hospital and later transferred to the burn unit in Crozer Medical Center in Upland, Pa.
- PUB DATE: 10/30/2018 2:35:49 PM - SOURCE: Wilmington News Journal (Delaware Online)
Rehoboth Beach: Silver Lake Bridge to Close for Three Weeks
Tue, 30 Oct 2018 15:09:49 -0700
One of Rehoboth Beach's major thoroughfares will be closed for much of November. The Delaware Department of Transportation announced that the bridge over Silver Lake--between Lake Drive and Robinson Drive--will be closed for repairs starting Wednesday, Nov. 7. DelDOT says during a routine inspection, it discovered the need to make a number of repairs to the entire bridge.
- PUB DATE: 10/30/2018 3:09:49 PM - SOURCE: WBOC-TV CBS 16 Salisbury
Obituary: Former Dover Deputy Fire Marshal, State Fire Instructor Donald M. Carey
Tue, 30 Oct 2018 04:00:30 -0700
Donald M. Carey passed away on Oct. 26, 2018. He was born Oct. 16, 1941. He was the son of the late Donald and Pauline Carey. Mr. Carey graduated from Dover High School in 1959. He was a graduate of the Dover Police Academy as President of his class in 1969. He was retired from the City of Dover, where he served as Deputy Fire Marshal and later civil engineer.
- PUB DATE: 10/30/2018 4:00:30 AM - SOURCE: Delaware State News
Wilmington apartment building fire starts when oxygen user lights cigarette
Sat, 27 Oct 2018 16:29:50 -0700
A fire that injured a Richardson Park man and displaced him and fellow residents of his apartment building started when the man, who was connected to an oxygen tank, lit a cigarette. The 69-year-old was lighting up in the living room of his apartment on North DuPont Road in Richardson Park just after midnight Saturday when the oxygen fanned the flame from a lighter, setting fire to the man's robe, Delaware State Fire Marshal's investigators said.
- PUB DATE: 10/27/2018 4:29:50 PM - SOURCE: WDEL 1150AM & WDEL.com
Extension cord sparks blaze that guts Middletown house, displacing 7
Sun, 28 Oct 2018 18:38:40 -0700
A fire that gutted a Middletown house and displaced its seven occupants was caused by a bad extension cord, according to the state Fire Marshal's office. Volunteer Hose Company crews were called to the house in the 100 block of East Lake Road around 11 a.m. on Sunday, October 28, 2018, Delaware State Fire Marshal's investigators said.
- PUB DATE: 10/28/2018 6:38:40 PM - SOURCE: WDEL 1150AM & WDEL.com
2 suspicious packages addressed to Joe Biden found in Delaware
Fri, 26 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700
Two suspicious packages addressed to former Vice President Joe Biden were found at postal facilities in Delaware on Thursday. One was found a postal facility in New Castle, while another was found at a facility in Wilmington. Law enforcement sources tell ABC News at least one of the packages is similar to crude pipe bombs sent to former President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and CNN.
- PUB DATE: 10/26/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPVI- TV ABC 6
This week in Delaware history: Amoco plant explosion kills 6 near New Castle
Wed, 24 Oct 2018 10:48:19 -0700
Almost 40 years ago this week, an explosion caused by a gas leak killed six people at an Amoco chemical plant south of New Castle. The explosion on Oct. 21, 1980, injured almost 30 people, blew pollutants into the surrounding marsh, broke windows for miles and ended the 20-year run for the Amoco plant.
- PUB DATE: 10/24/2018 10:48:19 AM - SOURCE: Wilmington News Journal (Delaware Online)

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