Just In: Two Residents Displaced By Newark House Fire

Newark – Just after 4:00 this afternoon firefighters from Aetna Hose, Hook, and Ladder, along with members of the Christiana Fire responded to the 100 block of King William Street, for reports of a home on fire.

Responding crews found a second-floor fire at the Williamsburg Village Townhouses. Reports from the scene indicate that crews found fire in the walls upon arrival and began to open them up to get at the fire. The fire was quickly extinguished and brought under control.

No injuries have been reported. The Red Cross is assisting two occupants that have been displaced by the fire.

Additional crews from Mill Creek Fire Company, Elsmere Fire Company, Cranston Heights Fire Company and West Grove Fire Company also responded to assist.

Cranston Heights Fire Company and West Grove Fire Company are covering the district during this incident, according to Aetna’s Facebook page.

Delaware State Fire Marshal’s are on scene investigating.

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