Tuesday May, 12 2009 @ 16:06:42
Nature: Structure Fire
Location: next door to this address
Address: 26740 Mission Place Millsboro, DE 19966
On Tuesday, May 12 at approximately 4:06 p.m., the Indian River, Millsboro and Lewes fire companies were alerted for a working structure fire in the vicinity of 26740 Mission Place, Indian Town Farms, Millsboro, Delaware. The Dagsboro Fire Company was alerted to provide standby coverage at our Main Station in Oak Orchard and the Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company was alerted to provide standby coverage at our Long Neck Station.
Indian River’s Duty Officer – Eric Ruckle responded to the incident via the Incident Command Unit and identified that a heavy smoke condition was prevalent as well as being warned that multiple fire arms and ammunition were located inside the residential structure.
Initial responding emergency apparatus was assigned to initiate an aggressive fire suppression attacked, to initiate ventilation and other tactics to extinguish the fast advancing fire. The residential structure was fully involved with heavy fire and created a fire suppression hazard as a result of the ammunition concerns.
There were no firefighter or civilian injuries associated with the incident. However, the homeowners did have a cat that was inside the residential structure during the incident that was later provided oxygen by the Sussex County Paramedics and homeowner.
The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the incident.
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The News-Journal, Thursday 05/14/2009
HOUSE FIRE: The state fire marshal's office is investigating a Tuesday house fire in Millsboro that caused about $150,000 in damages. The fire occurred at about 4:10 p.m. in the 2600 block of Mission Place in the Indiantown development, said Chief Deputy State Fire Marshal Randall Lee. Indian River Fire Department responded and was assisted by Millsboro and Lewes firefighters. A cat was rescued from the home and five dogs in the yard escaped without injury. The residents were not at home. Cause of the fire is being investigated.