Volunteer Hose responds to commercial building fire
Monday, August 22, 2022
July 23rd, 2022 - 3-Alarm Commercial Structure Fire w/HAZMAT, Clarios (formerly Johnson Controls) Saturday evening at 23:16hrs, Stations 1 & 27 were alerted for an automatic fire alarm at Clarios located on Patriot Drive. Shortly after the initial dispatch, the 911 center received a call from the premise reporting a fire in the center of the building involving batteries. A full box alarm was transmitted, bringing in mutual aide companies. Crews arrived to find a well developed fire in the manufacturing process that was being slowed by the sprinkler system. Due to the complexity of the fire, and hot and humid weather conditions, additional alarms were requested. DNREC and the county DECON teams were requested due to the hazardous materials involved. Crews operated for approximately 4 hours before clearing the scene and turning the investigation over to the State Fire Marshals Office.
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