3 Firefighters Injured; Occupants escape unharmed
Singerly Fire Company along with Aetna, North East and Chesapeake City Fire Companies responded March 10, at 1235 pm to a structure fire in the 1700 block of Appleton Rd. Assistant 13 arrived to find a single family dwelling with heavy smoke showing and subsequently requested the first alarm tanker task force which brought West Grove Fire Company, Community Fire Company of Rising Sun and Union Fire Company of Oxford, Pa.
The residents escaped without injury prior to the arrival of the responding fire companies.
Initial interior crews encountered a well advanced fire which required vertical ventilation to assist the interior crews. During interior operations, 3 firefighters sustained minor injuries. One refused treatment on scene and the other two were transported to Christiana Hospital and were treated and released.
Units operated on scene for approximately 3 hours. The Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal determined the cause to be accidental due to cooking.