"CRANSTON HEIGHTS, Nov 9 -- Emmanuel J. Harkins was elected President of the Cranston Heights Fire Company for the eighth consecutive term at the annual election Monday night. Elected for their 14th consecutive terms were Chief Walter Knotts and First Assistant Chief Charles Sayers."
On 23 December 1946, at approximately 1400 hours, the Cranston Heights Fire Company along with the Elsmere FC and Mill Creek FC were dispatched for a Structure Fire at the New Castle County Workhouse. The NCC Workhouse was a Prison Complex once located at Kirkwood Highway (Route-2) and Newport Gap Pike (Route-41).
"FUEL OIL DRUMS EXPLODE IN $2,500 BLAZE IN ROSELLE"
"Home of J.B. Tripple, Now in Army, Gutted By Blast in Basement"
"5 Rural Companies Fight Flames for Two Hours; Cause is Undetermined"
Special Thanks to Charles Stockman (EFC / WFD ret) for providing this article. (Hitchens)