Happening Now: House Fire In Townsend, Four Patients Being Evaluated

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Townsend – Firefighters from the Townsend Fire Company, along with crews from Port Penn, Kent County Maryland and several other companies have responded to the 100 block of Blackbird Forest Road for reports of a home on fire.

Arriving units have reported smoke showing. Primary and secondary searches for patients at the residence are negative. Crews reporting that they think fire is in the attic.

Four patients from the home are being evaluated by medics at an address a few houses away.

Command is asking for manpower. More crews from across New Castle County are responding.

Fire Marshals have arrived on scene.

Update: 11:02 Command has placed the fire under control. Crews will remain one scene opening walls and ceilings to check for fire extension to other areas of the home.

Update: 11:02 All 4 patients have refused treatment.

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