Helmet-cam video: First arriving ladder at two-alarm apartment fire in Newark, Delaware.

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Above is helmet-cam video shot by Firefighter Kyle Rice from Christiana Fire Company‘s Ladder 12 for IntoTheSmoke.tv. Here’s the description with the video:

Christiana Fire Company’s Ladder 12 arrives first due at a two story middle of the row dwelling with heavy fire showing. With other companies arriving, Ladder 12’s officer and bar man make entry into the exposure units to conduct a primary search. With the search complete, they start venting upon the entry of the engine company.

Christiana Fire Company is currently being filmed by Dave Hernandez Photo LLC. for a web series entitiled, “Into The Smoke.” Although the camera crew wasn’t present at the time of the fire, Ladder Company 12’s Bar Man Kyle Rice provided the crew with this intense footage.

Below is neighbor video of the same fire.


Two people are hurt and 34 people displaced after a fire at a Delaware apartment complex.

The 2-alarm blaze happened around 2 a.m. on Wednesday at the Spring Run Apartment Complex on Hobart Drive in Newark, Delaware.

The News Journal:

A fire that gutted 12 apartments in three buildings east of Newark this morning routed 30 people who are being assisted by the American Red Cross, officials said this afternoon. One woman was hospitalized with injuries.

The blaze struck the four-unit buildings in the first block of Hobart Drive at the Hidden Creek Commons Apartments just before 2 a.m. Damage is expected to exceed $1 million, Assistant State Fire Marshal Michael G. Chionchio said. The two-alarm fire was accidental, he said.

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Thanks to Dave Hernandez for pointing us to the helmet-cam video. Above is more on his Into The Smoke web series.