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Friday, January 4, 2013

On Friday 010413 at approximately 1402 hours the Odessa Fire Company was alerted for an Engine and Tanker to assist Townsend Fire Company on a Residential Fire. Rescue 26 arrived on scene to find Heavy Smoke Showing from a Two Story Multi-Family Dwelling. Crews from R-26 discovered Fire in a 1st Floor Apartment with extension to the Second Floor and Attic. A firefighter from Odessa and Townsed were advancing a hoseline through a second floor window when conditions deteriorated rapidly and they had to bail out of the second floor window, no injuies were reported. Crews from Tanker 24/Engine 4/Engine 24/Ambulance 24 assisted with fire suppression/overhaul and were in service for approximately 2.5 hours. Additional companies alerted to the incident were Port Penn, Delaware City, Smyrna, Clayton, Cheswold, Cecilton Md, Hacks Point Md, New Castle County Parametics, Kent County Parametics, several BLS units and DELdot.

The OFC thanks Clayton Fire Company photographers Gene Shaner and Mike Carroll for the capturing these pictures.

Story By: Billings

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Conditions approximately 12 seconds after firefighters bailed out the window
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