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Ellendale Fire Co.
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Ellendale, DE 19941



Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Kitchen Fire - Staytonville Road
On December 12, 2017 at 23:25 hours, Ellendale Fire Co. was alerted for a residential structure fire in the 14000 block of Staytonville Road. During dispatch, the call was upgraded to a working fire, adding Greenwood Volunteer Fire and Sussex County EMS to the assignment.

Asst. Chief Robert Foster, operating as 75 Command, arrived to find a 1-story wood frame home with an active fire in the kitchen that was extending out the rear vent into the soffit and attic area. Upon the arrival of Engine 5, crews dropped a 5-inch supply line down the lane, and placed a 1 3/4" inch attack line in service through the front door. Crews located the kitchen fire and quickly worked to extinguish it, then proceeded through the rear of the home to halt extension into the attic space. With the fire knocked down, crews worked to remove several pets from the home, as additional Ellendale units were joined by Greenwood crews in checking for extension, clearing the home of smoke, and performing salvage and overhaul operations.

Crews from Milton Fire Department Inc. provided coverage in the Ellendale area and crews from Farmington Fire Company provided coverage in the Greenwood area while companies were busy on scene. American Red Cross of Delmarva was notified to assist the homeowner due to the sub-freezing temperatures.

Units responding: 75 Command, Engine 75-5, Engine 75-2, Engine 75-8, Tanker 75-4, Ambulance B-75, Engine 78-2, Engine 78-4, Tanker 78, Engine 85-5, Engine 47-4, Medic 101



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