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  • Harrington fire injures two firefighters, causes $200,000 in damages

  • A building in the 300 block of Hayfield Road went up in flames shortly after 1 p.m. March 1, leaving two firefighters injured and causing at least $200,000 in damages.
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  • A building in the 300 block of Hayfield Road went up in flames shortly after 1 p.m. March 1, leaving two firefighters injured and causing at least $200,000 in damages.
    The Harrington Fire Company arrived at the scene when smoke was coming from a poultry building on a private farm, located near , according to the Delaware State Fire Marshal’s office.
    Two Felton firefighters suffered smoke inhalation while trying to suppress the flames. One male firefighter was transported to the Christiana Hospital in Newark for smoke inhalation. The second male firefighter was transported to Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital in Dover, also for smoke inhalation. Both firefighters were listed in stable condition.
    The firefighter admitted to Kent General has been released from the hospital, but the second firefighter was transferred to Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Upland, Pa., where he remained hospitalized as of Tuesday afternoon. No further information was available regarding his condition.
    “[Smoke inhalation] is one of the dangers of the job as far as the different firefighting and suppression activities,” explained Assistant State Fire Marshal Michael Chionchio.
    Within approximately 2.5 hours, the fire was under control, but the building was a total loss, according to Harrington Fire Company Assistant Chief Kenny Brode.
    There were no chickens in the 400-foot-long chicken house at the time of the fire and no civilians were injured, Brode said.
    The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s office is currently investigating the fire, searching for an origin and a cause. Chionchio said investigators were able to complete the majority of the scene work before this week’s snow fall, and are now working on follow-ups and interviews.
    The Harrington Fire Company was assisted by neighboring fire companies from Bowers Beach, Farmington, Felton, Greenwood, Houston, Greensboro, Md. and Goldsboro, Md.

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