On the above date, just before 1720hrs, Station 23 was alerted to assist Stations 3,6, and 12 (Christiana) on a reported residential fire. Engine 235 with a crew of 4 under the command of Lieutenant Moorhead quickly responded. While units were responding, New Castle County Fireboard advised that they were receiving several calls and were going to upgrade the alarm to "work". Safety 32 arrived to find a Single Story , Single family dwelling with smoke showing. Engine 23 arrived as the second due engine, secured Engine 12's water supply, and stretched a backup line assist in extinguishing the fire. Engine 23 operated for around 2.5 hours before clearing.