Elsmere Fire Company


Serpes Storage Building Fire

Thursday, January 6, 2022
On Tuesday January 4th, 2022 at 09:30hrs, Station 16 along with mutual aid units were dispatched to the 1400 block of Kirkwood Hwy for a structure fire. Engine 16 arrived as the incident was being dispatched and reported a 2 story structure with fire showing. Engine 16 had their own hydrant and stretched a line to the first floor where they were met with heavy fire conditions. Squad 14 arrived and deployed a second handline to assist Engine 16. Engine 23 and Deputy 23 were directed to deploy a third line and advance to the second floor where fire extension was located. Additional crews from Tower 12, 21-6, Wilmington Fire Ladder 2, Res/Eng 28 & 19 were used to open the roof of the structure and also preform extensive overhaul. Units operated for just about 3 hours.

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