Elsmere, Five Points and Cranston Heights Fire Companies responded. They requested assistance from the Wilmington Fire Dept. Chemical 7 (a large capacity foam unit)
A large gasoline fuel tanker caught fire during fuel transfer. The pump behind the tractor was being operated to transfer the fuel. The driver was seriously burned but sadly eventually died from his injuries.
Photos courtesy: Joseph Catalogna, photographer unknown.
Story By: Tim Wildey - WFD Retired (D.R. Hitchens)
On 15 April 1962, the Cranston Heights Fire Company #1 was dispatched to a Residential (House) Fire with a Subject Trapped / Fatality in The Cedars Development. This Incident resulted in the death of Thomas Davis, 70. Story from Associated Press (D.R. Hitchens)
"CRANSTON HEIGHTS, Nov 11. -- Some 325 members and guests are expected to attend the fourty-first anniversary banquet of the Cranston Heights Fire Company tomorrow at 7p.m. in the fire hall on Kirkwood Highway..."