Wilmington Fire Department Updates This Morning’s Fire

Wilmington Fire Department
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Wilmington – At 06:40 this morning, Wilmington Firefighters on the C platoon were alerted to a residential house fire at 1631 West Fourth Street. Wilmington Police arrived on scene and reported to the fire department fire on the first floor, While responding Battalion Chief Michael Schaal requested the fourth engine and second ladder, according to Lieutenant Andrew J. E. Cavanaugh.

Cavanaugh said units arrived on scene to find heavy fire conditions on the first floor and fire spreading to the second floor of a vacant residential structure. Crews made an aggressive fire attack and simultaneously searching the residence.

Additional resources were requested to respond by Battalion Chief Schaal, bringing Engine 3 to the scene. The fire was extinguished by crews and all searches found no one inside. The residents of the neighboring houses were evacuated until the fire was placed under control. There are no reports of any civilian or fire department injuries.

The scene was placed under control at 07:09 AM by the Incident Commander, Battalion Chief Schaal. The residence sustained significant smoke and fire damage. The Wilmington Fire Marshal’s Office responded to and is investigating the cause of the fire.

Approximately 30 fire and EMS personnel responded to the fire. The following units responded: Engine 6, Engine 1, Squad 4, Skyboom 2, Squrt 3, Ladder 2, Ladder 1, Battalion-1, Battalion-2, F-1, Battalion-12, F9, the Wilmington Fire Marshal’s Office, St. Francis EMS, New Castle County Medics, Wilmington Licenses & Inspections, and Delmarva Power.

 

Breaking Report

Wilmington – Wilmington Fire Fighters have responded to the intersection of W 4th St & N Rodney Street for reports of a structure fire.

Crews are currently working to knock the fire down. It’s unclear if the structure is a home or a business at this time.

Primary and secondary searches for patients is clear. No patients found.

6:56 Am 12 minutes into the incident – All visible fire has been knocked down – Three lines in service.

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