In the evening of 8/16/07 thunder storms began rolling in to the cape region. With that, calls began pouring into the sussex county emergency operations center for various storm related calls in the east side of the county.
The first call of the night for the lewes volunteers was a carbon monoxide detector activation. The on duty Engine crew staffed with 6 responded to this call in 82-5 along with the deputy chief who was duty officer for the evening. Lewes volunteers kept additional crews in the station for any other emergencies. 10 minutes after the first emergency was dispatched a second emergency was dispatched for a working structure fire in Port Lewes. Engine 3 and Ladder 82 responded immediately from station 1 staffed with 9. Ladder 82 was the first unit on scene with unit officer, Safety 82 reporting heavy fire from the roof area of side C of unit 91 & 92. Command 82 and Engine 3 and Engine 5 arrived immediately thereafter with Deputy 82 assumed command. Crews forced entry into both units and stretched a handline to each with the assistance of engine/tanker 4's crew. Fire was found and quickly knocked down on the third floor. Mutual aid companies from milton indian river, and slaughter beach assisted on the scene and covering the 82 first due. Special thanks to a local citizen for video of this incident.
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