Dagsboro Volunteer Fire Department

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Phone : 302-732-6151

Fax : 302-732-1091

Mailing & Shipping Address:
Dagsboro Fire Department
P.O. Box 128 Dagsboro, DE 19939

Physical Address:
31818 Waples St.
Dagsboro, DE 19939

Emergency Dial 9.1.1

Serving our Community since 1943

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3 Alarm House Fire - Millville - The Greens

Monday, June 8, 2015
On Saturday August 30th at 1926 hours Millville VFC was alerted for a reported unknown type fire in the area of the Cripple Creek Golf & Country Club off of Irons Lane north of Clarksville. Engine 842 responded with Chief 84 Douglas Scott onboard at 1929 hours. Minutes after the initial response, dispatch upgraded the alarm to a possible house fire adding Dagsboro FD and Sussex County Medic 105 to the response. The address was also corrected to indicate the fire was located in "The Greens" development with still an unknown exact street address. Upon entering the development a column of smoke coming from a dwelling on West Chester Court was confirmed. Engine 842 arrived at 1933 hours to find a large one story, single family dwelling with fire showing from the garage roof area. A second alarm was requested at this time bringing Bethany Beach, Frankford, and Roxana to the scene. Aggressive interior fire attacks were initiated by crews from Engine 842 & 841. Ventilation as started by the crew of Truck 84. Additional tankers were requested to supplement the water supply. A third alarm was sounded bringing additional manpower and water to the fire ground. All units continued interior fire attack efforts until the structural integrity of the dwelling became questionable. Units were evacuated from the dwelling and a defensive attack was begun. The fire was placed under control at 2301 hours. Crews conducted extensive overhaul and all units cleared the scene at 0026 hours. As this fire was being fought, two additional reported building fires were handled by companies from Sussex, Worcester, and Wicomico county. Companies operating at West Chester Court: Millville, Bethany Beach, Dagsboro, Frankford, Millsboro, Rehoboth Beach, Roxana, Ocean City, Pittsville, and Willards. The Delaware State Fire Marshal is investigating the cause of the fire. Units Operating on Scene: 1st Alarm - Engine 841, Engine 842, Engine 844, Engine 731, Truck Co. 84, Rescue Co. 84, Rescue Co. 73, Tanker 84, EMS 84, SCEMS Medic 105 2nd Alarm - Engine 732, Engine 761, Rescue/Engine 763, Engine 701, Engine 703, Quint 70, Tower 70, Engine 905 Special Call - Tanker 73, Tanker 90, EMS 73 & 76 3rd Alarm - OC Engine 4, OC Tower 5, Engine 864, Engine 865, Engine/Tanker 86, Engine 901, Engine 884, Engine 794, Tanker 83, Rescue Co. 83 Special Call - Engine/Tanker 82, Wicomico County - Willards Engine 801, Pittsville Engine 701 8 other Companies provided cover assignments to various empty Stations

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