Man Injured In Wilmington House Fire Succumbs To His Injuries

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Shortly before 4:30 PM on Thursday April 19, 2018 Wilmington Firefighters from the D platoon were alerted to a residential structure fire reported with one occupant trapped inside. Upon arrival of fire department units, crews found smoke showing from the second floor of the residence.

Crews immediately stretched hose lines and began an aggressive fire attack. A simultaneous search of the residence was conducted. Crews located one unconscious adult male on the second floor and quickly removed him to awaiting EMS personnel and rendered lifesaving emergency care.

The occupant was transported to the Christiana Hospital in critical condition by St. Francis EMS and NCC Paramedics.

The Wilmington Fire Department now reports that the 66-year-old male, who was rescued by firefighters, succumbed to his injuries at Christiana Hospital last evening. His name is being withheld until the family is notified.

The Wilmington Fire Marshal’s Office investigators are currently still investigating origin and cause of the fire. Further updates are forthcoming.

Original Story

Wilmington – Shortly before 4:30 PM Wilmington Firefighters on the D platoon were alerted to a residential structure fire in the 2000 block of N Washington Street, reported with one occupant trapped inside.

Upon arrival of fire department units, crews found smoke showing from the second floor of the residence. Crews immediately stretched hose lines and began an aggressive fire attack.

A simultaneous search of the residence was conducted. Crews located one unconscious adult male on the second floor and quickly removed him to awaiting EMS personnel and rendered lifesaving emergency care.

The occupant was transported to the Christiana Hospital in critical condition by St. Francis EMS and NCC Paramedics.

The fire was quickly contained to the area of origin by firefighters. The scene was placed under control at 4:48 PM by Incident Commander, Fire Chief Michael Donohue.

There were no firefighter injuries reported.

The American Red Cross was contacted to assist two adults.

The Wilmington Fire Marshal’s Office investigators are currently on scene conducting an origin and cause investigation.

Further updates will follow as information becomes available.

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