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January 11, 2004 
DE fire fatal
photo by T.J. Healy II
Wilmington, Delaware…Saturday 10 January 2004 at 0844 hours… Talleyville, Brandywine Hundred, Claymont, Elsmere and Five Points Fire Companies were dispatched to 33 Stone Tower Lane, Augustine Ridge for a working house fire with subject trapped at 0844 hours. Upon his arrival Chief Tom Looney, (25-8) found heavy fire and smoke emitting from the 3rd floor of the (4) four story townhouse.

The fire quickly spread and additional fire companies were requested to assist in the operation. Approximately 60 firefighters from Talleyville, Brandywine Hundred, Claymont, Elsmere, Five Points Fire Companies were called into action. 

Chief Tom Looney placed the fire under control in approximately 45 minutes at 0924 hours.  There is major fire damaged to the (4) four story townhouse and it contents. No injuries to the firefighters. The cause and origin are under investigation by the Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office and ATF.