Officials: No one hurt in barn fire on DSU’S campus

Photo courtesy of Dover Fire Department

Officials say that no humans or animals were hurt after a barn fire happened at Delaware State University, in Dover, on Thursday night.

According to the Dover Fire Department, at 7:36 PM, firefighters responded to a fire at Delaware State University's Campus. When they arrived under the direction of Assistant Chief David Carey, they found a barn fully involved.

A second alarm was requested and a full structural response from Station 43, along with a Truck Company from Station 54. E4 reportedly created a water supply and placed a deck gun and a hand line in service. E2 arrived, established a water supply and placed a deck gun and blitz fire in service.

L2 set up a master stream operations and was supplied by E2. E6 established a water supply and supplied Tower 43 along with placing two hand lines in service. Engine 43-3 was the rapid intervention team. Dover, Little Creek, Leipsic and Cheswold fire departments helped get the fire under control within two hours.

Units stayed on scene for an additional hour and a half to clean up. The fire is under investigation by the City of Dover Fire Marshal's Office.

Categories: Delaware, Local News

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