At approximately 4:45 AM on Thursday, July 5, 2018, Lewes Fire Department was dispatched to a working house fire on Fisher Road. A crew from Minquas Fire Department (Station 23) was assisting Lewes by providing coverage for the area due to the July 4 activities our of Lewes Station 2. That crew was first on the scene, finding a house with fire showing in the A/B corner on multiple floors. The fire was quickly knocked down, but a search of the home found one resident deceased. Lewes was assisted by units from Milton FD (85) and Rehoboth Beach FD (86). This turned out to be the first incident in what would become several days of fire activity for LFD. Units responding from LFD included Engines 82-1 and 82-2, Tanker 82-4, Ladder 82, Ambulance D-82, and Command 82-8.