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Commercial building fire on Stage Road
Thursday, September 1, 2022

23:00 hours, Fire Box 74-4, Delmar, Salisbury, Parsonsburg and Pittsville were dispatched for a commercial building fire on Stage Road near Ocean Highway in Delmar. Engine 74-1 was the first arriving unit and laid in and found a single story commercial structure with heavy fire and partial collapse. Delmar Engine 74-1 stretched a 2 1/2 inch hose line while Salisbury Truck 2 arrived and began ladder pipe operations. A "working fire dispatch" was requested, bringing additional fire engines from Willards and Fruitland. Firefighters from several fire departments stretched hose lines and worked together for 2.5 hours to extinguish the fire. The scene was turned over to the Maryland State Fire Marshal Office.
 
Units on-scene:
Delmar Engine 74-1, Engine-Tanker 74-2, Paramedic B-74, Utility 74-7, Utility 74-8.
 
Salisbury Truck 2, Engine 1, Engine-Tanker 1-1
 
Parsonsburg Engine 605, Tanker 608
 
Pittsville Engine 707, Rescue 7
 
Fruitland Engine 303
 
Willards Engine-Tanker 802
 
Thank you goes out to Laurel Engine 81-3 for providing fire stand-by coverage at Station 74 Delmar during the incident. Thank you to Wicomico County Sheriffs Office for assisting with traffic control during the incident.

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