Maryland Ave. Residents Displaced By Afternoon Fire

Wilmington Fire Department
Wilmington Fire Department

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Wilmington – Shortly after 2:10 pm on March 21st, 2018 Wilmington Firefighters on the C platoon were alerted to a structure fire at 1114 Maryland Avenue, according to Battalion Chief John Looney.

Looney said units arrived on scene to find fire coming from the 2nd floor of a two-story semi-detached residential dwelling. Incident Commander, Battalion Chief Michael Schaal on his arrival requested an additional engine company to respond for assistance.

Firefighters quickly advanced a hose line into the structure to find a 2nd floor bedroom fire. Simultaneously, crews began a search of all levels of the structure and found no one inside. All residents had escaped prior to fire department arrival. Crews quickly contained the fire to the area of origin and the scene was placed under control at 2:40 pm by the Battalion Chief Michael Schaal.

There were no reported firefighter or civilian injuries and the residents were provided housing by Red Cross. The Wilmington Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause of the fire. Wilmington Licenses and Inspection has determined the dwelling to be uninhabitable.

Approximately 30 Fire and EMS personnel responded to the fire. The following units responded: Engine 1, Engine 6, Squad 4, Engine 5, Ladder 2, Battalion-2, Battalion-1, F-1, Deputy 2, Deputy 4, Battalion 12, F-9, FMO, St. Francis EMS, New Castle County Medics, Wilmington Licenses & Inspections, Red Cross and DP&L.

Wilmington Fire Department
Wilmington Fire Department
Wilmington Fire Department

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