Early Sunday Morning Oak Orchard Fire Displaces Family of 5

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Indian River firefighters were called for a structure fire just after 3 Sunday morning. Crews arriving at the scene on Russell Avenue found fire at the rear of a two story home and conflicting reports of someone trapped inside. An initial search was ended as fire advanced to the eaves, attic and roof line. Additional…

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Millsboro Man Arrested after Vehicle Chase Ends Near Oak Orchard

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Delaware State Police have arrested a Millsboro man on felony drug charges and other offenses after a vehicle chase early Saturday morning. Police spotted a Kia speeding on Gravel Hill Road just after 2:15am but when troopers tried to stop the Kia – the driver kept going and turned east on Mount Joy Road. Another…

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Flooding Concerns at Long Neck & Oak Orchard

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Many roads in the Long Neck and Oak Orchard areas are seeing high water from the storm. High tide has just passed at Oak Orchard at 4:52am – the next high tide is at 5:20pm. Indian River Fire officials traveled much of the district to analyze the inland bay flooding concerns in the various communities…

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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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Shots Fired Toward Occupied Home In Oak Orchard

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Delaware State Police are investigating the firing of gunshots toward a home in Oak Orchard. A man and a woman were inside a home on Circle Drive Tuesday at 12:27 a.m. when someone opened fire on the home. Troopers discovered multiple casings on the roadway, and two fragments were found on the porch. No one…

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Fire Marshal: 2 Oak Orchard Fires Deliberately Set

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Two fires this week in the Oak Orchard area are under investigation, according to the State Fire Marshal’s Office. Fires occurred at adjacent, unoccupied structures in the 32,000-block of Oak Orchard Road Wednesday afternoon and again Thursday. Investigators determined that the fires were deliberately set and were linked to other criminal mischief incidents in the…

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Oak Orchard Fire Sends 3 To Hospitals For Observation

Fire on Cherokee Ave., Oak Orchard (photo courtesy of Indian River Volunteer Fire Company)
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A fire in the Oak Orchard area sent three people to area medical facilities for observation early Wednesday. According to the Indian River Volunteer Fire Company, the blaze was reported with people possibly trapped on Cherokee Avenue in Riverdale Park. Firefighters determined that all occupants were accounted for and out of the home. Firefighters from…

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Pair Arrested For Theft, Selling Stolen Property

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Two people have been arrested for felony theft and related charges in connection with the theft of property from a home at Captains Way in Oak Orchard. According to Delaware State Police, the homeowner returned home and discovered the missing property. An investigation identified 26-year-old Patrick Ford and 24-year-old Isabelle Olson, both of Millsboro, as…

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UPDATED: Investigation Into Deadly Crash on Route 24 Near Oak Orchard Continues

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UPDATED – 10/31/20 – Delaware State Police have released the name of the woman who died after a crash east of Millsboro as 67 year old Evelyn Westover of Millsboro. ================================================================= A Millsboro woman is dead after a two vehicle crash Wednesday east of Millsboro. Delaware State Police say a pickup truck driven by 57…

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BREAKING | Pedestrian struck in Oak Orchard

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Delaware State Police are currently on scene of a serious crash involving a pedestrian in Oak Orchard. According to Delaware State Police, the crash occurred around 6:42 a.m., Thursday on John J. Williams Highway (Route 24) in Oak Orchard near the Indian Summer Villiage. As a result of the crash, Route 24 between Gull Point…

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MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONIES – SUNDAY & MONDAY

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SUNDAY, MAY 26 GEORGETOWN:  Georgetown’s annual Memorial Day Ceremony on the Circle will take place Sunday afternoon beginning at 1:30.  The keynote speaker is Lt. Col. David Smith, USMC (Ret) – an experienced commander of Tactical Air Support Groups and a survivor of the 2011 attack on the Pentagon. Since retiring in 2004, Lt. Col.…

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Memorial Services Set for Lt Jason Faulkner, Sr

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Memorial services have been set for Tuesday, January 8 for Indian River VFC Lt. Jason Faulkner, Sr.  Viewing will be from 10am to noon at Mother Mary of Peace Church at Mt. Joy Road & Route 24 at Oak Orchard with the funeral mass following at noon. Last Call Services – Indian River Station #2…

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Millsboro Teen Charged with Making Bomb Threat

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A 14 year old from Millsboro has been arrested after making a bomb threat at a local middle school Friday evening.  Delaware State Police say the incident occurred while the 8th grade formal dance was taking place and the Sussex Emergency Operations Center received multiple calls that there was a bomb in the school.  The…

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Sunday Morning Crash Closes Mount Joy Road Near Oak Orchard

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A single vehicle crash on Mount Joy Road has left a utility pole across the roadway.  Mount Joy is closed between Cordrey and Cannon Roads while the pole is being replaced.  Power is being restored to about 188 Delaware Electric Cooperative members as well.  Indian River Fire officials report there were no injuries in the…

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