On July 23rd at 2320 hrs, New Castle County, DE, Station 27, Vounteer Hose Company of Middletown, was alerted for a building fire at JP Court 9, south of Middletown, on Summit Bridge Rd. Chief 27-8 went on location about 2 minutes later advising heavy fire showing and requesting a re-alert of his station and a tanker company assist from Station 26, Townsend. Station 29, Port Penn, was then alerted to transfer to Station 27. The building was a total loss as the entire roof area was burned off.