Chicken House lost in Discountland Road Fire
Sunday, April 5, 2020

At 18:38 hours, LFD, Blades, Seaford and SCEMS were alerted for a structure fire on Discountland Road, near the intersection of Camp Road.  Sussex County EOC Director Joe Thomas was soon on scene and advised a chicken house with total involvement on the A side extending quickly down the structure.  Asst. Chief Mike Lowe responded as 81 Command.   E/T 81-5 arrived on scene with Eng. Dwayne Groton as officer.  They took a position on the B side and were soon joined by Eng. 81-3 and E/T 71-2 with Chief Jason Hudson.

Fire was extending rapidly on the B side through an area of woods.  Command made 87-16 Brad Taylor as water supply officer.  He set up a shuttle operation and additional tankers were requested from Georgetown, Sharptown and Bridgeville.  LFD Capt. Zac Lecates / FF EMT Jamey Ashmead and Seaford Fire Chief Jack Wilson acted as Operations Sections.  FF EMT Colby Phelgar was tasked with accountability and safety. SCEMS Paramedic Dave Hammerer acted as Medical and Rehab Officer.

Units had the fire under control in about 90 minutes.  Delaware State Fire Marshal Magee was on scene conducting an investigation.

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