Investigators Update Three Firefighters Injured in House Fire This Morning

The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office is currently investigating a house fire that occurred in New Castle this morning.

Officials said the Goodwill Fire Company responded to the unit block of Bunker Hill Road, in the development of Penn Acres, for the report of a house fire. Upon arrival the Fire Department found heavy smoke and flames coming from an occupied residential building. Several fire departments were called to assist.

Deputy Fire Marshal’s were also called to the scene and are currently investigating the origin and cause of the fire.

The fire caused approximately $200,000 dollars in damage to the residence.

Three firefighters injured during the blaze were transported to Christiana Hospital. One firefighter was treated for smoke inhalation and released. The status of the other firefighters is unknown at this time, officials said.

Breaking Report

New Castle – At around 6:20 this morning firefighters from across New Castle County responded to the unit block of Bunker Hill Road, near New Castle County Airport, for a residential structure fire.
While en route, firefighters learned that New Castle County Police were on scene and reporting that smoke was showing from the home.

Upon their arrival, crews confirmed to dispatch that smoke was showing from the home. As crews accessed the structure they reported that fire was coming from the rear basement window.

Crews then made their way into the home and began their attack. Several minutes after firefighters entered the home a Mayday was declared. Reports from the scene indicate that two firefighters were trapped in the basement for a short period of time.

The two firefighters were quickly rescued,  pulled from the home and treated by New Castle County Paramedics on scene. One of the firefighters was then transported to Christiana Hospital.

At around 8:30 Command reported that a third firefighter was transported to Christiana Hospital with a back injury.

DART is currently on scene providing buses to help keep firefighters warm and out of the bitter cold.

Crews remain on scene working to bring the fire scene under control.

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