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Sunday, July 10, 2011
Outside Fire - Nature Unknown - Marsh Fire - Rehoboth Shores

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Marsh Fire - Rehoboth Shores

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Marsh Fire - Rehoboth Shores

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Marsh Fire - Rehoboth Shores

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Marsh Fire - Rehoboth Shores

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Marsh Fire - Rehoboth Shores

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Firefighter Steven R. Hawkins

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2nd Asst. Chief Ryan Mock

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2nd Asst. Chief Ryan Mock

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2nd Asst. Chief Ryan Mock

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Brush #80-0 Crew

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Firefighter Derrick Pry

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Firefighter Derrick Pry

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Chief Steven Deery, Jr.

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Chief Steven Deery, Jr.

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Chief Steven Deery, Jr., Brian Hubbs & John Rossiter

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Melissa Bixby, Brian Hubbs & John Rossiter

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Chief Steven C. Deery, Jr.

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Firefighter Melissa Bixby

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Firefighter John Rossiter

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Firefighter Melissa Bixby

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Brush #80-0 & Brush #80-00

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Brush #80-0 & Brush #80-00

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Brush #80-0 & Brush #80-00

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Brush #80-0 & Brush #80-00

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Firefighter Steven Hawkins & Fire Marshall Harry Miller

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Engine #80-3

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Initial Access Point

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Fire Police Hank Gonnelli

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Engine Staging Area

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Fire Police David Blumenthal

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Engine #80-3 & Manpower Pool

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Hank Gonnelli, Eric Ruckle & Hayden Klingler

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Fire Police William Cassatt & Hank Gonnelli

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Station #1 Incident Recap

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Sunday July, 10 2011 @ 19:21:06 Nature: Outside Fire / Nature Unknown Location: Rehoboth Shores/ All the Way In Address: 34568 Long Neck Rd Millsboro, DE 19966 On Sunday evening, July 10th, the Indian River Volunteer Fire Company was alerted for an outside fire, nature unknown in the Rehoboth Shores development off of Long Neck Road. Emergency response units were able to determine heavy smoke in the area and additional reports indicated this incident may involve some type of marsh fire. Brush Unit #80-0 responded with Apparatus Officer Ryan Mock who provided directions to the incident location and a brief synopsis of the incident – marsh fire, heavy smoke, access limited to brush type vehicles. Engine #80-3 was able to gain access to the entrance way leading up towards the marsh area but that was limited for heavy apparatus and engine type vehicle. Incident Command Brian Morley was able to establish an observation point and directed all responding apparatus to the staging area. Brush #80-00 was permitted access to the marsh via the aforementioned entrance trails. Initial access to any entrance was prohibited by locked access gates. Brush #80-0 and Engine #80-1 had to open this access points with manual intervention. Engine #80-1; Engine #80-2; Engine #80-5 and Tanker 80 were held at the staging area. The Delaware State Fire Police were ordered to limit access to the area including closing segments of the paved roadway to curious neighborhood residents. The Delaware State Fire Marshal was in the area and able to respond and is investigating. An overall incident synopsis includes approximately a 1.5 acre of marsh land was involved in the fire and origin of the fire is unknown. The initial knock-out was instrumental in controlling the spread of the fire. A fire suppressant compound (wet water) was added to the brush trucks to assist with the extinquishment. Additional information may be obtained by viewing the following website: (1) WGMD Radio 92.7 – www.wgmd.com http://www.wgmd.com/?p=28993 Marsh Fire in Millsboro Burns 1.5 acres The Delaware State Fire Marshal today is investigating a marsh fire off Long Neck Road in Millsboro Sunday night. The Indian River Fire Company got the call just before 7:30 p.m. Crews responded and found the blaze to be burning on about 1.5 acres of marsh land. A nearby paved roadway was closed to nearby residents while firemen extinguished the flames. The cause of the blaze is not known at this time.