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Two Firefighters Injured in Delaware Poultry House Fire

Firefighters from Harrington Fire Company and Felton Community Fire Company battled a poultry house fire, reports (

Lt. Doug Poore of Kent Count Emergency Medical Services said two firefighters were injured — one of them was taken by ambulance to Kent General Hospital, and the other was taken by state police helicopter to Christiana Hospital.

“They were inside the structure when they were injured,” Poore said.

Kenny Brode, second assistant chief of the Harrington Fire Company, said crews were dispatched to the fire at 1:12 p.m. By 4 p.m., he said, the fire was mostly under control. Firefighters were still directing hoses of water onto the chicken houses’ smoldering remains as of late afternoon.

A Felton online run log says firefighters were called to the scene at 1:13 p.m. Saturday.

A Greenwood firefighter answering the phone at the Harrington fire hall Saturday afternoon said the company’s full roster of firefighters was at the scene of the chicken house fire. No other information was immediately available.