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Thursday, August 19, 2010
Structure Fire (Electrical Incident) - Nanticoke Avenue - Riverdale


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Thursday August, 19 2010 @ 19:59:41 Nature: Structure Fire (Electrical Fire) Address: 28405 Nanticoke Ave Millsboro, DE 19966 On Thursday evening, August 19th, the Indian River, Millsboro and Lewes fire companies were alerted for a structure fire on Nanticoke Avenue in Riverdale. It was reported to be an electrical fire involving the incoming residential power lines to the residential structure. Indian River’s Duty Officer – Joseph H. Thompson, III responded directly to the incident and identified an ingoing residential electrical line as the primary concern and requested the assistance of the power company (Delmarva Power) as a priority one response. It was estimated for arrival time of 30 minutes. Engine #80-1 was assigned to utilize their dry chemical fire extinguisher and attempt to suppression the fire. This process was not overly successful; however, it did allow for recovery time for the power company to arrive. Other responding units were requested to retrieve and deliver the dry chemical and CO fire extinguishers to the scene. Other crews were to check the attic areas for extension; ventilation of the interior structure; and evaluate the interior and exterior of the structure. Crews from Millsboro and Lewes were utilized on-scene prior to being requested for standby coverage at Station #1 and Station #2. The Delaware State Fire Marshal is investigating. Additional information may be viewed at: (1) WGMD Radio 92.7 BREAKING: Fire on Nanticoke Ave in Oak Orchard Indian River, Lewes and Millsboro fire crews are on the scene of a house fire on Nanticoke Avenue near Oak Orchard. The call came in just before 8pm. People in the area may lose power as officials cut power to the residence. This is the second fire in the Riverdale area since Tuesday morning when a house was leveled by fire on River Road. WGMD will have more information as it becomes available.