Fire in Milford on Saturday night

On Saturday night, a vacant property in Milford briefly went up in flames. Brennon Fountain, a volunteer firefighter with Milford’s Carlisle Fire Company, was driving by 514 North Church Street when he saw smoke billowing from the building. He called 911, said Fire Chief Ryan Knowles, and the rest of the fire department was on […]

Arson charge follows Dover residential fire

DOVER – A 20-year-old man was charged with arson following a residential fire Wednesday morning, Dover police spokesman Sgt. Mark Hoffman said. The Dover Fire Department responded to the 800 block of Aham Street for a working fire at approximately 9:58 a.m., police said. The blaze was primarily in the garage area, according to Sgt. […]

Sunday fires damage houses in Clayton and Magnolia

Separate fires in Clayton and Magnolia left two homes badly damaged Sunday, the Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office said. Firefighters needed about 30 to 40 minutes to knock down the fire in the 100 block of Sunrise Drive on the outskirts of Clayton, according to Clayton Fire Company Chief Alex Carrow. He said the residents […]

Delmar fire causes estimated $250K damage

DELMAR — A fire at a commercial property caused an estimated $250,000 in damage Thursday afternoon, State Fire Marshal spokesman Chief Deputy John M. Galaska said. The blaze at the Delmar Auto Center property in the 8000 block of Waller Road was reported shortly before 1 p.m., authorities said. The Delmar Fire Department arrived on […]

Mayday cleared quickly during Magnolia house fire

MAGNOLIA — A mayday situation was declared after a Magnolia firefighter fell through a floor during a residential blaze Sunday afternoon, fire officials reported. The mayday was cleared moments later after he was pulled from the basement of the home, the Magnolia Volunteer Fire Co. posted on its Facebook page Sunday. The distress call was […]

UPDATE: Pursuit in Frederica results in crash into home, fire

FREDERICA — A fiery crash, which sent a car into a residence during a high-speed pursuit late Sunday sent three people to the hospital and brought an arrest, Harrington police spokesman Capt. Earl K. Brode said. A fleeing vehicle driven by Michael A. Robinson, 19, of Millsboro, left Front Street near a curve and struck […]

Electrical malfunction starts fire in Milton

MILTON – An electrical malfunction of an appliance cord started a fire that damaged a row of mercantile and residential mixed occupancies on Tuesday, State Fire Marshal Chief Deputy John Galaska said. The fire was reported just after noon in the 100 block of Federal Street in Milford and caused an estimated $100,000 in damage. […]

Smoke from western US wildfires arrives in Delaware

DOVER — Carried thousands of miles by prevailing winds, drifting smoke from western United States wildfires has hovered above Delaware the past several days. According to National Weather Service meteorologist Lee Robertson, rising smoke in California and other states became trapped inside the jet stream and was carried east. The effect was noticeable upon arrival […]

California fire that killed three threatens thousands of homes

OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California wildfire threatened thousands of homes Thursday after winds whipped it into a monster that incinerated houses in a small mountain community and killed at least three people. Several other people have been critically burned and hundreds, if not thousands, of homes and other buildings are believed to have […]

Firefighters overtaken by flames in California mountains

By MARCIO JOSE SANCHEZ and BRIAN MELLEY Associated Press SHAVER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — More than a dozen California firefighters trying to protect a fire station in rugged mountains were overrun by flames Tuesday, and several were hurt. Elsewhere, military helicopters rescued more than 150 people stranded in a burning forest. Fourteen firefighters deployed emergency […]