Brush Fire Breaks Out Adjacent to Baywood

Baywood brush fire July 4th (photo courtesy of Indian River Volunteer Fire Co.)
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A brush fire in the Long Neck area scorched about two acres of high-grass, brush and pine trees on Independence Day.Members of the Indian River Volunteer Fire Company and Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company responded Monday afternoon to the area of John J. Williams Highway and Greens Way, next to Baywood Greens. Crews works to…

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Fire Damages Unoccupied Home In Oak Orchard Area

Fire in Oak Orchard area April 19th- photo courtesy of Indian River Volunteer Fire Company
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A fire at an unoccupied home in the Oak Orchard area is under investigation.According to the Indian River Volunteer Fire Company, the blaze was reported in a two-story home on Hersel Davis Road Tuesday afternoon. Flames were poking from the structure when firefighters arrived.No injuries were reported.The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the…

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Fire In Burn Pit Spreads To Home, Structures, Boats And Brush

Fire on Cordrey Rd. Mar. 21st (photo courtesy of Indian River Volunteer Fire Company)
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A fire in a burn pit Monday afternoon spread to brush, travel trailers, boats and other structures including a single-story home.The fire was reported Monday afternoon on Cordrey Road in the Oak Orchard area. According to the Indian River Volunteer Fire Company, numerous other fire departments assisted at the scene or covered.One firefighter was evaluated…

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Fire Scorches Mobile Home In Long Neck Area

Oyster Rd Fire photo courtesy of Indian River Volunteer Fire Company
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A structure fire in Paradise Cove off Long Neck Road is under investigation.A shed fire apparently spread to a residential structure Tuesday afternoon. The roof of the mobile home off Oyster Road also fell in. No injuries were reported.Members of the Indian River Volunteer Fire Company were joined by personnel from other fire companies and…

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Fire Tears Through Apartment In Long Neck

Fire, Shoppes at Long Neck Blvd. (photo courtesy of Indian River Vol. Fire Co. / Shore News Beacon)
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A fire Wednesday at about noon heavily damaged an occupied apartment building in the 32,000-block of Shoppes at Long Neck Boulevard. Members of the Indian River Volunteer Fire Company encountered smoke and flames coming from the structure. All of the occupants got out safely. Mutual aid companies also assisted at the scene. According to the…

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Attic Fire Spreads, Damages Home In Long Neck Area

Fire on Purple Martin Circle (photo courtesy of Indian River Volunteer Fire Company)
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A home in the Peninsula Lakes neighborhood of the Long Neck area has been heavily damaged by a fire. According to the Indian River Volunteer Fire Company, the blaze on Purple Martin Circle broke out Tuesday evening. The fire apparently started in the attic area above the back porch and extended to the exterior of…

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Car Crashes, Catches Fire Off Route 24; Occupants OK

Vehicle fire, Route 24, Wed. Nov. 24th (photo courtesy of Indian River Volunteer Fire Company)
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It was a close call for a group of people in a vehicle that crashed and caught fire. The incident happened late Wednesday night along John J. Williams near Baywood Greens. According to the Indian River Volunteer Fire Company, all of the occupants were out of the vehicle when firefighters and paramedics arrived. The vehicle…

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UPDATED: Lewes Townhome Fire Under Investigation

Lewes fire photo courtesy of Indian River Volunteer Fire Company
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UPDATED – 9/27/21 – Lewes firefighters were called to a residential fire at the Villages of Five Points Sunday morning just before 8:30. Crews arriving at the scene found smoke and flames coming from the structure and additional companies were called to assist. The one occupant of the home was able to escape without injury.…

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Car Fire Spreads, Heavily Damages Lewes Home

photo courtesy of Indian River Vol. Fire Co. - fire in Hawk's Eye, Lewes Aug. 18 2021
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A fire in Lewes caused no injuries but left a home heavily damaged Wednesday night. According to the Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office, the fire broke out Wednesday shortly before 7:00 p.m. in the 35,000 block of Peregrine Road. Flames were shooting from the garage when firefighters arrived. Investigators said a car that was running…

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Lightning Strike Likely Cause Of House Fire

Photo courtesy of Indian River Vol. Fire Co. - lightning strike causes house fire
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A house fire early Sunday was likely caused by a lightning strike. According to the Indian River Volunteer Fire Company, the fire was reported overnight at a home on Rivers Edge Road in Stonewater Creek. The fire was discovered in a first-floor crawl space. Smoke spread through the home, and firefighters had to cut through…

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Vehicle Crash Damages Apartments In Long Neck Area

A car struck an apartment building in the Long Neck area Sunday.. Photo courtesy of the Indian River Volunteer Fire Company
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A vehicle struck the corner of an apartment building in the Long Neck area over the weekend, leaving several people temporarily displaced. The Sussex County Building inspector was called to the scene of the single-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon. The vehicle ended up in a ditch. The apartments are located behind the McDonald’s restaurant at Plaza…

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Mariner Rescued After Small Boat Capsizes

Photo courtesy of Indian River Vol. Fire Co.
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A mariner was safely rescued Monday after a small aluminum boat capsized in Indian River Bay off Gull Point. According to the Indian River Volunteer Fire Company, responding crews found the person still in the water early Monday evening, before sundown. The mariner was removed from the water and evaluated at the scene for hypothermia…

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Long Neck House Fire Starts In Chimney

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The cause of a house fire in the Long Neck area is under investigation. Sunday night’s fire started in the chimney of a home on Woodside Road in Winding Creek Village Sunday night, but was upgraded to a working alarm. Fire extension into the interior of the home was described as limited by the Indian…

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Pickup Truck Rolls Over On Mt. Joy Rd.

Photo courtesy of Indian River Vol. Fire Co. (crash, Mt. Joy Rd. Mon. Oct. 26th)
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A vehicle roll-over accident in Millsboro sent one person to a hospital early Monday.Delaware State Police are investigating the overnight crash on Mount Joy Road near Cordrey Road.Members of the Indian River Volunteer Fire Company responded.The roof was cut off the pick-up truck to allow a 21-year-old woman to get out.She was taken to a…

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Long Neck-Area Home Fire Under Investigation

A fire broke out at a home in Bay City in the Long Neck area Tue. Oct. 6th (photo courtesy of Indian River Volunteer Fire Company)
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Fire damaged a home in the Long Neck area Tuesday.Members of the Indian River, Millsboro and Lewes fire companies responded to the blaze on Sixth Street in the Bay City community Tuesday afternoon.Fire and smoke were coming from the rear and the side of the structure.No one was found to be home.One firefighter was taken…

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UPDATED: Fire destroys condo building in Rehoboth

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UPDATED – 4pm – A fire in Rehoboth Beach at the Beach Haven Condominiums early Friday morning remains under investigation by the State Fire Marshal’s office.  The call came in around 1am and crews arriving at the scene found heavy fire at the back of the building.  Crews from Indian River, Lewes, Bethany Beach, Millville,…

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Indian River VFC: Remember to dig out hydrants

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Local fire departments are reminding residents that along with sidewalks and driveways, they should dig out their fire hydrants. They may be encased in snowdrifts right now, but Indian River VFC says a 3 foot radius should be cleared to help firefighters quickly access hydrants during an emergency.

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