COMMENTARY: Fire funding fix provides opportunity to help others

An American farmer — proud, hardworking, and resilient. Farming is a way of life, with stories of hardship and success passed down through the generations. Even with all the technology that our farmers have today, nothing can truly prepare a farmer for our current natural disasters. Over the past 10-15 years, we have seen an […]

Fire damages Milford building

MILFORD – The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office determined a Tuesday morning building fire in downtown Milford, in Kent County, was accidental in nature. Damages were estimated at $100,000, according to Chief Deputy State Fire Marshal B. Scott Bullock. The fire was reported at 6:15 a.m. in the unit block of North West Front St. […]

COMMENTARY: Concerns regarding local home fire safety

I would like to express some thoughts regarding the recent fire that took place on Sand Dune Drive, in Rehoboth Beach. According to the National Fire Protection Association in 2016, 475,500 structure fires occurred in the United States resulting in 2,950 civilian deaths and causing 7.9 billion dollars in damage. Regardless of these statistics the […]

Fire damages outlet store

LEWES — The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s office said an early morning fire caused minor damage to a retail establishment Thursday. The blaze occurred at approximately 4:19 a.m. in the 35000 block of Midway Outlet Drive. The Lewes Volunteer Fire Department responded to a reported automatic fire alarm activation. They arrived to find smoke in […]

Fire damages farmhouse west of Camden-Wyoming

CAMDEN-WYOMING — No injuries were reported and a family was displaced from its home after a farmhouse fire west of Camden-Wyoming late Tuesday morning. The one-alarm blaze at 1440 Jebb Road was reported at 11:18 a.m., the Camden-Wyoming Fire Company said, and involved damage from the first floor to the attic. The Delaware Fire Marshal’s […]

DSU storage barn destroyed by fire

DOVER – No injuries were reported during a Thursday night fire that destroyed a nearly 100 year old Delaware State University storage barn. The blaze was reported at 7:36 p.m. and took just under two hours to extinguish, according to the Dover Fire Department. After the fire was under control, another 90 minutes was spent […]

COMMENTARY: The smoke alarm sounds: Do you know what to do?

Consider this scenario: It’s 2 o’clock in the morning. You and your family are fast asleep when you awaken to the smoke alarm sounding and the smell of smoke. What do you do? If you and your family don’t have a plan in place, it could jeopardize your safety, or even prove deadly. In a […]

Displaced Dover apartment residents receive Red Cross assistance

DOVER — On Thursday, the American Red Cross of Delmarva continued to assist 10 residents displaced by an apartment complex explosion and fire two days earlier. According to Red Cross Executive Director Theresa Young, nine Alder Park Apartments units were affected by the incident just after noon on Tuesday in south Dover, including one that […]

Delaware firefighters cancel annual parade

DOVER — With cost concerns and dwindling attendance as key factors, Delaware firefighters ended an over 90-year parade tradition during their annual state conference. At their quarterly Delaware Volunteer Firefighter’s Association meeting on Sunday, members voted to eliminate the parade that began shortly after the organization was formed in 1921. A DVFA committee analyzing yearly […]

Firefighters battle Dover apartment fire

Video courtesy of Dig Deeper Network DOVER — Crews have cleared the scene of a morning apartment fire that has displaced residents and injured at least one firefighter. The fire broke out this morning about 7 a.m. in Building F at the Greens at Cedar Chase in Dover. The apartment complex is located behind Bob Evans restaurant […]