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Thursday, July 19, 2012
Vehicle Fire - John J. Williams Hwy near VFW


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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Nature: Vehicle Fire

Location: John J. Williams ITAO VFW Post

On Thursday, July 19th, the Indian River Volunteer Fire Company was alerted for a vehicle fire on John J. Williams Highway in the area of the VFW Post and Bulls Eye Lane. It was reported to be a box truck type vehicle.

Emergency response units were limited to Engine #80-1 from the Oak Orchard facility as per the direction of Chief Steven C. Deery, Jr. who responded directly to the scene.

Emergency crew assignments were to take a defensive position on John J. Williams Highway and evaluate the truck based upon no visible fire.

The operator of the truck was able to extinguish the fire in the battery compartment and requested additional evaluation. Efforts to disconnect the battery resulted in additional sparking and crews determined the situation melted the battery terminals.

The operator of the truck made arrangements to have the vehicle towed.

The Delaware State Fire Police coordinated traffic control measures for the duration of the incident. John J. Williams Highway was limited to one lane traffic flow while emergency response units were on scene.

Additional information may be viewed via the following website:

• WGMD Radio 92.7

BREAKING: Indian River Fire Company On Scene Of Vehicle Fire In Oak Orchard

Firefighters from the Indian River Fire Company are on the scene of a burning vehicle in Oak Orchard. The call for a vehicle fire on Route 24 in front of the VFW hall came in less than 10 minutes ago. Drivers in that area should be ready to slow down due to firefighting equipment in the road.