Multiple Fire Departments Respond To Fire In Downtown Delaware.


Photo by Spenser Hickey

Fire at Amatos shuts down parts of Downtown Delaware.

This morning, firefighters from the Delaware city, Orange Township-Lewis Center and Tri-Township fire departments responded to a report of smoke coming from the roof of Amato’s pizzeria.


Quadcopters checks the roof for fire hot spots. Photo by Spenser Hickey

Delaware Fire Chief John Donahue said that the fire appeared to have spread from Amato’s smokestack into the restaurant and they were checking inside.

Firefighters who entered the building did so in full protective gear, with oxygen tanks and breathing masks. At one point firefighters had assistance from a quadrotor drone that was used to provide a view of the top of the building.


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Numerous Delaware police officers were also on scene, helping direct traffic and perform other tasks.

There were four fire engines – two from Delaware Fire Department (DFD) and one each from the other departments, as well as two DFD ambulances, four police cars and several other DFD vehicles.


Multiple Alarm Fire on River Street.


Updated: January, 4 2014 5:20 pm.

Multiple fire crews were called to respond to a fire on River Street on Delaware’s East side this afternoon. Members of the Delaware City Fire Department were called out after approximately 4 pm.

River Street was closed down between E. William Street and Hayes Street to set up a fire command post.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time. At the time of this update, there are no reports of injuries.


Multiple Alarm Fire On Noble Street.

image At approximately 7:45 pm multiple fire trucks, medic’s, and a command center was set up by the Delaware City Fire Department regarding a fire at 70 Noble Street, Delaware, Ohio tonight. Witnesses on the scene state that a loud “pop” sound was made at 70 Noble Street address with smoke immediately billowing out of the back of the home. Local gas and electric companies  were called to shut off utilities on the premises.

At this time there are no reports of any injuries.



Barn Fire At Pollock Road.

Multiple Fire Departments Respond to Barn Fire.

Fire crews set up above ground reservoirs on Pollock Road and haul in water to help battle the blaze.

Fire crews set up above ground reservoirs on Pollock Road and haul in water to help battle the blaze.

At least 5 fire departments including Delaware City, Tri-Township, Liberty Township, Orange Township Berlin Township, and BST&G responded to a barn fire on Pollock Road just South of Riverby Lane.

Multiple Fire Departments were called in to help fight the blaze.

According to sources on scene at least 5 water tanker trucks have been used to battle the blaze. Including an above ground reservoir set up by firefighters on Pollock Rd that holds over 4000 gallons.

No word on injuries or cause of fire at this moment.


Fire at RCD RV Sales out on 36/37 and 71

It has been reported that over 16 area fire departments responded to the fire tonight at RCD RV Sales out US 36 / OH 37 near I 71 tonight.  There are no reported injuries at this time and the cause is unknown.

You can find more on this story at:

WCMH NBC4: “Crews Fight 3-Alarm Fire At Delaware Co. RV Dealer”

WSYX ABC6: “Fire Destroys RV Shop in Delaware County”

WBNS 10TV: “Delaware County Fire Crews Fight Flames at RV Supercenter”




Residents safely flee burning home

Firefighters called to  Shoemaker Rd. to put out blaze. Everyone gets out safely. For more on this story visit WBNS 10tv website.

Delaware Fights Two Fires Friday, One Proves Fatal

UPDATED June 25, 2013 at 11:36 a.m.

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First-Responders continue to work the scene of a fire at 1845 North 3 B’s & K Road in rural Delaware County in which an unidentified person has died. [Toby Boyce,]

Two fires at the same time hit Delaware County on Friday afternoon and sadly one of them has proved to be deadly.

The first fire, and deadly one, was at 1845 North 3 B’s and K Road, which is near Howard Road and Alum Creek west of I-71.  According to NBC 4i, the Delaware County Sheriff announced the victim’s identity on Monday at 48-year-old Michelle Dixon and it is not believed to be suspicious.

The second fire was a duplex on North Franklin Street just south of Central Avenue in historic downtown Delaware. The duplex appeared to be a complete loss and there was obvious heat damage to the residence that was located just south on Franklin. According to a police man on the scene there were no injuries reported with this fire.

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Fire fighters continue to work on hot spots in a fire on Friday at a duplex on Franklin Avenue in Delaware, Ohio. [Toby Boyce,]