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Fire Heavily Damages North Broom Street Home In Wilmington


Shortly after 9:00 pm tonight Wilmington Firefighters on the B platoon were dispatched to a reported residential structure fire in the area of West Fourth Street and North Broom Street, with the New Castle Communication Division (9-1-1) receiving several calls reporting the fire, according to Wilmington Fire Department Spokesman Lieutenant Andrew Cavanaugh.

Battalion Chief John Hoban arrived on scene to find heavy fire from the rear of a residence on North Broom Street. Engine 6 arrived on scene and began an aggressive interior fire attack. Crews from Squad 4 and Ladder 2 searched the home and found no one inside. Additional crews from Engine 1 assisted with the interior fire attack.

The scene was placed under control by the incident commander, Battalion Chief John Hoban at 9:22 pm. The Wilmington Fire Marshal’s Office and Wilmington License and Inspection are on scene conducting the investigation and building inspection. There are no reports of any civilian or firefighter injuries. The building sustained significant fire damage.

Approximately 27 fire and EMS personnel responded to the fire. The following units responded: Engine 6, Engine 1, Squad 4, Engine 5, Ladder 2, Ladder 1, Battalion 2, Battalion 1, FM-14, St. Francis EMS, New Castle County Paramedics, and Wilmington License and Inspection.

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