Two blazes keep Kent County firefighters busy overnight

  • Source: WDEL 1150AM &
  • Published: 12/31/2018 12:00 AM

A pair of overnight fires kept Kent County firefighters busy. The first blaze was reported around 1 a.m. Monday, December 31, 2018 in the 5000 block of West Denneys Road in the Dover area. The Cheswold Fire Company Facebook page says flames were visible from several windows of a one story church. The Facebook narrative says a wall collapsed during the fire and three firefighters suffered minor injuries. They were treated at a hospital and released. Crews were still cleaning up at the first scene when a fire was reported around 3:45 a.m. in Smyrna. Citizens Hose Company responded to the 500 block of Shorty Lane and found a one story residence with smoke and fire showing. No word on any injuries in the second fire. Both blazes are under investigation by the Delaware Fire Marshal's Office.


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