Two Homes Badly Damaged By Vehicle Fire

Wilmington – At 2:37 pm Wilmington Firefighters on the B platoon were dispatched to a reported vehicle fire in the area of East 27th Street and Thatcher Street, according to Public Information Officer Lieutenant Andrew Cavanaugh.

Cavanaugh said St. Francis EMS Ambulance PA-3 arrived on scene first and reported a vehicle fully involved with exposure to two residences. Upon arrival of fire department units, crews began an aggressive fire suppression effort.

Crews contained fire damaged to the origin address. The scene was placed under control by the incident commander, Battalion Chief Thomas Cunningham with units still currently on scene. Two residences sustained fire and smoke damage and the American Red Cross is currently assisting the residents affected by the fire. The Wilmington Fire Marshal’s Office and Wilmington License and Inspection are on scene conducting the investigation and building inspection.

Approximately 27 fire and EMS personnel responded to the fire. The following units responded: Squad 4, Engine 5, Engine 2, Engine 6, Tower 1, Battalion 1, Battalion 2, Deputy 2, F-9, FM-12, FM-14, St. Francis EMS, New Castle County Paramedics, Wilmington License and Inspection, and Delmarva Power.

 

Image Credits: Wilmington Fire Department

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