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Saturday, June 29, 2013

On Saturday June 29, 2013 shortly before midnight. Townsend Fire Company was dispatched to a “residential fire” “on Money Rd. NCC  dispatch stated “911 calls for house fire with hang up and a busy call back”. Units arrived at single story dwelling with heavy fire showing throughout the structure. A second alarm was activated.One resident, who escaped the blaze was transported to Christiana Hospital in serious condition, a second resident was reported missing. Command 26 ordered an exterior attack and tower 27 was placed in service and knocked down the bulk of the fire, allowing for advancement and overhaul of the structure. During overhaul, a firefighter was injured when a wall collapsed and trapped him briefly. He was evaluated on scene by ems and transported to Christiana hospital in stable condition. Scene was placed under control units working at 1230 am, Teams working an in depth secondary search of the residence produced the body of the missing resident. The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s office is investigating the cause of the blaze. Assisting Townsend on this incident were Volunteer Hose Co. of Middletown, Odessa Fire Co., Port Penn Fire Co., Delaware City Fire Co., Belvedere Fire Co.,Christiana Fire Co. Aetna Fire co., Wilm. Manor Fire co., Clayton Fire Co, Citizens Hose Co., American Legion Ambulance, Galena Fire co., Millington Fire Co., Hacks Point Fire Co.,Cecilton Fire Co., New Castle County Medics.

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