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Lewes Responds to Rehoboth House Fire
Tue, Jan 19, 2016

Early this morning, around midnight, the Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company was alerted for a reported house fire on Bayard Avenue. Also due on the box assignment were the Lewes Fire Department and Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company. Sussex County EMS also responded. Rehoboth Beach Police officers arrived and advised a two story single family with fire showing. Ladder82, Engine 82-3, and 82-8 made an immediate response. Upon arrival, Ladder82 operator (Fire Chief Davis) began laddering the fire building and positioned Ladder82's main device to the side Charlie roof. Engine 82-3 arrived and crews immediately were put in service as the initial fire attack group on division two. A strong push was made by Assistant Chiefs Stadler, Sharp, and Captain Bayko. But after hoseline issues crews backed out to regroup and reposition. After the initial fire was knocked, the initial crew split up to assist with overhaul on division two and ventilation on the roof. Crews operated for roughly 3 and a half hours before returning to quarters. Also brought to the scene were Millville Volunteer Fire Company, and the Indian River Volunteer Fire Company.

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