Photos from this morning’s fire that consumed one of the former NVF buildings in Yorklyn. Hockessin and surrounding companies were dispatched to the reported fire at 3:07 AM this morning.
With smoke and fire visible from miles away, units arrived to find heavy fire conditions and exterior attack was initiated. Several units drafted from nearby creeks and ponds feeding 2 1/2” lines and master streams. The fire was declared under control in about 4 hours, but units remained on scene throughout the day to douse hotspots.
Units were sent back to the scene at 5:21pm for a larger flare up and remained on site through Thursday evening. Along with several New Castle County and Chester County, PA fire companies fighting the blaze, many companies were relocated to ‘back fill’ stations. This included companies from as far is Delaware County & Lancaster County PA.
Photos courtesy of Kennett Fire Company, Goodwill Fire Company, and HFC members.
Thanks to all that assisted today, truly a Team Effort!!! ... See MoreSee Less
So devastating. I used to ride by it daily. Glad no one was injured in the battle.
As a former volunteer member of Hockessin Fire Company - Station 19, always wondered what would happen if one of this buildings caught fire.
You are all amazing! Thank you!
Nice job and teamwork.
Amazing job by all.. 👌🏻
Bebe Carnwath this must have been it!
What was happening this afternoon ( Thurs ) w the caravan of fire trucks and water tankers ?
JoAnn DeMaio Baldridge
Hockessin Fire Company - Station 19 updated their cover photo.
3 weeks ago
Ladder 19 flowing it’s master stream onto a former NVF building the morning of 4/29/21. Photo courtesy of Billy Peirson. ... See MoreSee Less
Hockessin along with several NCC and Chester County, PA companies are on scene at this fire in Yorklyn. Please avoid the area at this time. ... See MoreSee Less
Neena Riviere 😳
I grew up running around all of NVF's buildings. Very sad to see them go like this. Hope everyone is safe.
Did this start up again? Apparatus is flying that way but nothing is on Pulse Point.
Wonder what/how this started? I hope they release that information
Yes sounds suspicious, especially at 3 in the morning. Hope none of the fire fighters were hurt. Big thanks to them. I live up on yorklyn road and could see the orange glow in the sky. I knew it was big
Great effort and amazing teamwork this morning 👌🏻😁😁
Oh no..... 😞
Congratulations to one of our volunteers, FF/EMT Martin Hunt Jr., on being selected for the Campbell Award by Columbia University! Martin joined HFC in 2015 and has been an invaluable member ever since! The future is bright for Martin and we are glad to call him one of our own. ￼ ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations Martin!! Wonderful News!! Thank You for your service and leadership in our community on a job well done!!👍
Congratulations young man. It sounds like Hockessin is lucky to have you on their team.
Congratulations martini!!!!! All the best!!
Congratulations young man
Way to go Martin. Wishing you continued success
Congratulations Hockessin should be proud of you and your achievements
Well deserved. Martin is amazing!!
Congratulations Martin! You are awesome! Your Mom and Dad must be on cloud nine!
Congrats Martin! You'll do well and Hockessin is proud of your accomplishments and can't wait to see what you do next!
Congratulations little bro
Excellent stuff. Congratulations
great news!! So proud of you Martin Jr!!
4 weeks ago
April 17, 2021: at 4:33 p.m. New Castle County Paramedics and Delaware State Police Aviation Section (Trooper 4) were dispatched to assist Hockessin Fire Company - Station 19 at the Fieldstone Golf Club on Dean Road for an injured subject from a golf cart incident. Crews utilized Hockessin Fire Department's ATV vehicle to transfer the patient to a landing zone on the golf course. One patient was flown via State Police Helicopter to Christiana Hospital in stable condition. ... See MoreSee Less
Good job team 👌🏻👌🏻😁
1 month ago
And thanks to ALL who helped at the scene yesterday!😇
Jessica Baker here’s that accident you didn’t go to