Just In: Three Firefighters Injured Battling New Castle House Fire

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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