Newark – At 5:16 hours the Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder Company along with mutual aid from Christiana Fire, Mill Creek Fire Company, Cranston Heights Fire Company, and Hockessin Fire Company were dispatched to the unit block of Newbrook Road in Windy Hills for a residential fire.
Crews arrived to find smoke and fire showing from the 1st floor of a 2 story single family dwelling. In addition, New Castle County Paramedics responded as did an additional ambulance from Hockessin Fire Company. The fire had extended to the second floor and basement but was quickly extinguished, according to Assistant Chief Sands.
One occupant was evaluated by medics for smoke inhalation but refused transport to the hospital. Two cats were rescued from the basement in good condition.
The fire displaced two adults and three children. Officials said the Red Cross is assisting them with temporary housing.
The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office is handling the investigation and found that there were no working smoke detectors in the house.