At 513am, West Grove Fire Company was dispatched to assist Newark, Delaware's Aetna Hose Hook & Ladder Company on a reported fire on Fawn Drive in Newark, off Barksdale Road. There were multiple calls to the 911 Center in New Castle County reporting a working fire with a subject trapped inside.
WGFC Engines 22 and 32 responded and assisted with fire overhaul on the scene, alongside of more than ... (Full Story & Photos)
This Newark house fire claimed the life of one man, and injured another. WGFC Engines 22 and 32 responded with seven New Castle County companies on this call.
This Elkton/Newark area home sustained heavy fire damage and a firefighter was injured as units from West Grove, Elkton, Newark, Oxford and six other departments battled the blaze -- the 5th working fire for WGFC in 11 days.
West Grove Fire Company units were dispatched to assist the Elkton Fire Company at a fast-moving house fire on a cold, rainy, foggy Saturday morning -- the fifth working house fire in 11 days during this holiday season.
West Grove was requested for an engine and tanker to assist Cecil 3,13 & 14 (Elkton) on Barksdale Court, off Appleton Road (near the Milburn Orchards). Shortly after dispatch, Cecil ... (Full Story & Photos)
The Christmas holiday is fast approaching and Christmas trees are being put up and decorated daily in celebration of the holiday. Decorated Christmas trees are beautiful but they can also be very dangerous if not cared for properly. Between 2007 and 2011 U.S. Fire Departments responded to over 230 house fires per year that started with Christmas trees, resulting in costly damages, injuries and even ... (Full Story & Photos)
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This Thanksgiving Eve fire was the second major fire in less than 24 hours for WGFC and southern Chester County firefighters. This fire destroyed several apartments and left one adult burned.
A working house fire dispatched just before 8pm on Thanksgiving Eve, November 26 was the second house fire in less than 24 hours for fire crews, who battled snowy conditions in New Garden Township. The fire was located on Newark Road at Hillendale Roads.
Dispatched as a fire in a bedroom spreading to the rest of the house, the initial call requested units from Avondale, West Grove, Kennett, and ... (Full Story & Photos)
Early in the morning on November 26 at 1:16am, southern Chester County firefighters were alerted for a possible woods fire in Franklin Township near Church Hill Road. Responding Avondale units were advised the alarm was being upgraded to a fully involved house fire, adding in units from West Grove, Kennett, and Hockessin. This was the second call for WGFC at the same time, with firefighters from ... (Full Story & Photos)
Ladder 22's elevated waterway is used to extinguish this house fire on Hilltop Road in Franklin Township. (Photo credit: Avondale Fire Company)
This London Britain Township home was damaged by fire put out by crews from the West Grove Fire Company.
When the West Grove Fire Company proposed and then build a third fire station in London Britain Township, the belief was that the new station would speed response to a rural area distant from existing WGFC stations in West Grove and New London, and in between more distant fire stations in Avondale, Elkton and Newark, DE. That faster response was demonstrated several times in the past 18 months, ... (Full Story & Photos)
Just before 11:00pm on Thanksgiving evening, the West Grove Fire Company was dispatched for a motor vehicle crash reported serious in London Britain Township. Callers to the 911 center reported a possible victim unconscious in a car vs. tree crash.
The initial dispatched called for the WGFC, along with advanced life support units from Medic 94 and an ambulance from Newark's Aetna Hook, Hose & Ladder ... (Full Story & Photos)
WGFC volunteers use the "Jaws of Life" to gain access to this heavily damaged car that hit a tree along Chambers Rock Road in London Britain Township on Thanksgiving night.