Monday March, 7 2022 @ 14:15
Nature: Brush Fire
Location: 32940-33211 Green Rd., Millsboro, DE 1996
On Monday afternoon, March 7th, the Indian River Volunteer Fire Company was alerted for a brush fire on Green Road with exposure to a mulch pile.
Emergency response units from Indian River included Rescue 80, Tanker 80 and Polaris 80 from the Oak Orchard facility and Brush 80-0 from the Long Neck facility as well as the Delaware State Fire Police.
Emergency response crew assignment included fire suppression and saturation of the designated area. Rescue 80 was on a driving training assignment and responded directly to the incident location offered fire suppression activities prior to arrival of other apparatus.
It appears that the respective utility company was working in the area with overhead wire maintenance when a live wire ignited nearby brush.
All units were permitted to return to their respective quarters after clean-up activities were completed.