Firefighters Battle Newark-Area House Fire This Afternoon


Newark – At around 4:30 this afternoon crews from Minquis, Chistiana, Wilmington Manor and Aetna Hose, Hook and Ladder Fire Companies responded to the 900 block of Birchwood Drive for reports of a house fire.

Arriving crews found heavy smoke showing from the back of the home. Witnesses at the scene said that one person was helped out of the house into the from yard. It’s unclear if the person was someone that lives in the home.

Reports from the scene indicate that firefighters entering the home found fire in a bedroom. As thew crews worked to extinguish the fire they continued to search the home for occupants.

New Castle County Paramedias, County Police and Fire Police also responded to the scene.

No word if anyone has been transported or if there were any injuries.



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