On Thursday September 6 just after 1400hrs, Newark and surrounding companies were dispatched to the 900 block of Linfield Road in Scottfield for a house fire with a subject reported to be trapped inside. Engine 23 quickly responded. Just after dispatch, Assistant Chief 138C (Haley) of the Claymont Fire Company arrived and reported fire showing, and confirmed that a subject was trapped. Chief Haley made numerous attempts to gain entry into the residence prior to the arrival of any fire apparatus, but was met with heavy smoke and fire. Upon Engine 9's arrival, Chief Haley donned an SCBA and made entry to the structure and removed the trapped occupant.
Engine 23 arrived and was assigned by command as the Rapid Intervention Team. Crews operated for around 1 hour to extinguish the fire.