Working Apartment Fire

Friday, April 3, 2020

At just after 10:00 this morning, the DFD was alerted for a working building fire at the Baytree Apartments. Initial arriving units on scene found a heavy fire condition on the third floor, extending into the roof line. Command ordered a second alarm. Gusty wind conditions pushed the fire through the attic space above. Sprinklers in the apartments held the fires in the apartments in check. There was a roof collapse at one point and crews were evacuated for safety. Four master streams were placed in service. Crews once again entered the building to finish moping up. The City FMO condemned both D and E buildings, displacing residences in 24 apartments. There were no civilian or firefighter injuries. Three cats and two dogs were removed and treated by Saint Francis EMS and the Kent County Department of Public Safety Medics. The scene was turned over to the City FMO for investigation. Many thanks to Little Creek, Cheswold and Camden Fire Companies for their assistance on scene and Camden and Leipsic who ran several calls in the district while we were on scene.