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April 5, 2012
Woods Fire Intentionally Set
Rehoboth Shores

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Thursday April, 5 2012 @ 16:15:11

Nature: Woods Fire

Address: 1 - 26310 Portside Ln., Millsboro, DE 19966

Thursday April, 5 2012 @ 17:04:49

Nature: Field Fire

Address: 33000 - 33541 Long Neck Rd Millsboro, DE 19966

On Thursday, April 5th, the Indian River Volunteer Fire Company was alerted for a woods fire on Portside Lane in the Rehoboth Shores development off of Long Neck Road. It was reported that heavy black smoke was clearly visible miles prior to the incident location.

The nature and severity of the incident was immediately identified and additional assistance was requested from mutual aid companies including but not limited to: Millsboro (83), Lewes (82), Rehoboth Beach (86), Delaware Department of Agriculture (Forestry Division), Georgetown (77), Roxana (90) Rehab Unit, Dagsboro (73), Milton (85), and many other stand-by and cover agency assignments.

Indian River quickly identified that multiple residential manufactured homes would be negatively impacted and requested mutual aid assistance via the Sussex County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to mitigate these exposure concerns as well.

This requested assistance included alerts for brush truck assignments, engine pumper assignments, tanker assist assignments, firefighter rehab. assignments, utility vehicle (Polaris, Gator, etc.) assignments, and many other fire suppression and exposure concern tasks.

The National Weather Service has issued an “Increased Fire Weather Threat” for today’s date (04-05-2012) and additional information may be obtained via the identified link: http://www.wgmd.com/?p=52867

“For the fourth consecutive day, the National Weather Service says there’s an increased fie weather threat today for the Delaware beaches, inland Sussex, Kent and New Castle counties.

Forecasters say low afternoon relative humidity levels and dry fuels will create enhanced weather concerns.

Winds, however, are not expected to reach or exceed 20-miles-per-hour for any significant length of time this afternoon.”

The Delaware State Fire Police have provided traffic control assistance for the duration of the incident.

The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office has been requested to respond to the scene and has commenced with an investigative process.

Additional information may be viewed from the following websites:

www.wgmd.com

http://www.wgmd.com/?p=52949

BREAKING: Fire crews battling woods & brush fires in Long Neck area

Indian River, Millsboro, Rehoboth, Lewes and Roxana fire crews are on the scene of a woods fire in the Long Neck area. 

The fire, which broke out around 4:15, is reported on Portside Lane in the area of Rehoboth Shores. 

Crews are also responding to a brush fire on Long Neck Road, just prior to Rehoboth Shores. 

If you’re driving in that area – watch out for detours, slowing traffic and emergency apparatus on the roads.

  •  http://capegazette.villagesoup.com/news/story/marsh-fire-damages-homes-in-rehoboth-shores/805526

 •  www.wboc.com

http://www.wboc.com/story/17347945/fire-marshal-sussex-marsh-fire-intentionally-started

Fire Marshal: Sussex Marsh Fire Intentionally Started

Posted: Apr 05, 2012 10:58 PM EDT  - By Michael Lopardi

LONG NECK, Del. - A marsh fire that damaged 11 manufactured homes in Sussex County Thursday was intentionally set, according to a fire investigator.
 
The fire started around 5 p.m. on Portside Lane in the Rehoboth Shores development near Long Neck, said Asst. State Fire Marshal Michael Chionchio in a statement.

The damage varied, though the siding melted on several homes near the fire.
 
The flames burned in a marsh and wooded area, just feet away from nearby homes. None of the homes actually started on fire, said Ryan Mock, Indian River Asst. Fire Chief. At least eight fire companies responded to the scene.
 
No one was injured, firefighters said. People were eventually allowed to return to their homes, Mock said. Firefighters, joined by the Delaware Forest Service, remained on the scene hours after the fire started to watch for hot spots, Mock said.
 
Damage is estimated at $22,000, Chionchio said.
 
State fire investigators are conducting a criminal investigation to find whoever is responsible for the fire. Anyone with tips can call Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or the fire mashal's Sussex County office at (302) 856-5600.


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