Rehoboth Beach firefighters battle early morning blaze at Big Oaks Campground


REHOBOTH BEACH, DE –  Firefighters from the Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company Sunday morning battled a fire on Birch Street off Wolfe Neck Road where a residential trailer was fully engulfed within the Big Oaks Campground.

“Early Sunday morning at approximately 1:30 am, Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company was alerted for a residential trailer fire on Birch Street located off of Wolfe Neck Road in Rehoboth,” the Rehoboth Beach Fire Department said.

Emergency response units included Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Co. Sta 86, Lewes Volunteer Fire Co. Sta 82, and Indian River Volunteer Fire Co. Sta 80. Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Co. Sta 70 provided cover-up for Rehoboth while crews were working on the scene. Also responding were Delaware State Fire Police, Delaware State Fire Marshal, and water/electric/gas companies.
First arriving responders noted a fully-involved residential trailer with extension to three nearby units and two sheds. Also noted were multiple residential propane tanks with exposure. Crews worked diligently to extinguish the fire and had the scene under control in approximately 20 minutes.

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Crews remained on the scene for approximately two more hours eliminating hot spots and ensuring there were no other hazards. The scene was turned over to Delaware State Fire Marshals where the fire is currently being invested.

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