Stations 15 / 29 were alerted for a Fire Alarm on Jospeh Lane in Hypoint at St. Georges at 19:49 hours. Quint 15, Squad 15 and 296 responded. Further information was received and the alarm was upgraded to a Residential Fire.
During the filling of the box alarm assignment, additional calls reported smoke from the 2nd floor. Quint 15 [Career Staff Sam Boots] arrived on scene with fire showing from the C side.
Chief Emeritus Jamie Rosseel [15-8C] arrived and assumed Delaware City Command. Crews encountered heavy fire conditions on the 2nd floor / attic areas. An emergency evacuation was ordred by Command due to several holes in the floors 2nd floor.
Primary and Secondary searches were negative after a report of a possible elderly subject still on the 2nd floor. Delaware City Command placed the scene under control at 20:59 hours.
Companies Assisting: Port Penn, Christiana, Odessa, New Castle, Wilmington Manor, Newark, NCC EMS, DSFMO
Cover Companies: Newport at Station 15, Townsend at Station 4, Middletown at Station 12
Photos courtesy of Tori Havens and Michael Edwards