Audio and Video: Mayday Called at Claymont, Delaware Townhouse Fire

Claymont Fire Company was assisted by many other departments at a townhouse fire today. The fire went to 3 alarms before destroying the house.

During the fire, a Mayday was declared. Listen to the audio for what the firefighters encountered when they arrived and what actions they took once they got there. Of course, this is just the radio traffic…you never know what was said on scene and not on the radio.

The news report offered nothing on the Mayday, but it is captured in the audio below.

If you have been paying attention, this is the third Mayday of the day (that I know of). I posted the audio of the Mayday’s on The Fire Critic Facebook page where you will also find plenty of other stuff that doesn’t make it to the blog. Be sure to “like” us to keep up on what is going on.

Coverage of the FDNY Mayday from today is here.

Photo by Jennifer Corbett - The News Journal

A three-alarm fire destroyed one townhome and damaged at least five others Monday afternoon in the Brandywine Hundred community of Ballymeade, officials said.

The fire broke out around 2:30 p.m. in the 800 block of W. Boxborough Drive, said Assistant. State Fire Marshal Michael Chionchio.

The home that caught fire collapsed into a pile of rubble. Before it did fire shot out of the top floor window to a home next to it and caused external damage to the roof and side of the home, Chionchio said.

Video is below, the audio of the Mayday is below that.