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Wilmington Row Home Fire Displaces Twelve

Wilmington Fire Department
Wilmington Fire Department

Wilmington – Early this morning, at 2:28 am, Wilmington Firefighters on the C platoon were alerted to a structure fire at 210 N. Franklin Street, according to Battalion Chief John M. Looney.

Looney said incident Commander, Battalion Chief Michael Schaal arrived on scene reporting heavy fire conditions from a two story residential vacant dwelling. Incident Commander Schaal immediately ordered exterior fire attack on the main fire building.

Arriving Engine Companies deployed multiple hose lines into neighboring dwellings to stop the spread of fire. Deputy Chief of Operations Jerome McCaffery arrived on scene, assumed command of the incident, and requested a second alarm assignment. With that request mutual aid was received from New Castle County Fire Companies along with call back of off duty Wilmington Firefighters.

The dwelling of origin sustained heavy fire damage. The neighboring dwellings sustained minor fire damage to the roof area and smoke damage throughout the dwellings. All residents were accounted for and evacuated. No civilian or firefighter injuries.

The scene was placed under control at 3:53 am  by the Incident Commander, Deputy Chief Jerome McCaffery. The dwelling has been deemed uninhabitable by Licenses & Inspections. The Wilmington Fire Marshal’s Office responded to and is investigating the cause of the fire. The Red Cross was notified to assist a total of 8 adults and 4 children.

Approximately 40 Fire and EMS personnel responded to the fire. The following units responded: Engine 1, Skyboom 2, Squirt 3, Squad 4, Engine 6, Ladder 2, Tower 1, Battalion-1, Battalion-2, F-1, Deputy-2, Deputy-4, F-9, FM-13, FM-12, St. Francis EMS, New Castle County Medics, Wilmington Licenses & Inspections, Delmarva Power, and the American Red Cross.

Wilmington Fire Department
Wilmington Fire Department
Wilmington Fire Department

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