On Oct. 25, 2000 Cecil County Emergency Services alerted Singerly Fire Company Stations 3, 13, 14, and Community Fire Company of Rising Sun Stations 8, 18 for a barn fire at 16 Deepwood Lane.

Engine 312 arrived and reported a large barn fully involved with partial collapse. This brought tankers from The Union Fire Co. #1 of Oxford PA, Volunteer Fire Co. #1 of Chesapeake City and the North East Fire Company. 385 (Assistant Chief Bill Graham) arrived and assumed the Command requesting an additional engine, tanker and a squirt. Union of Oxford, Avondale Fire Co. PA, and Mill Creek Fire Co. DE were alerted to fill this request.

Water supply was established by draft from natural water sources in the area, and shuttled by tankers and engines not commited.

The fire was placed under control at 1455 hours holding all units for an extensive overhaul. The blaze is under investigation by the Office of the State Fire Marshal.

Units Responding: (Singerly) E312, E313, E315, B352 (Rising Sun) E814, Tanker 821, E812, E813 (Oxford) Tanker 21, E 21-2 (Chesapeake City) Tanker 221 (North East) Engine/tanker 414 (Avondale) Tanker 23 (Mill Creek) Squirt 21
Cover ups by Aetna Hose Hook & Ladder of Newark DE E 9-1, Christiana Fire Company DE E 3-5 and Cumminty Fire Comapny of Perryville E613