Car Crashes Into Home In Wilmington And Catches Fire

WFD

At 9:45 this morning Wilmington Firefighters on the C platoon were alerted to a motor vehicle collision, with the vehicle reported into a house, at 1001 South Broom Street, according to Wilmington Fire Department LieutenantAndrew Cavanaugh.

Cavanaugh said further information was provided by 9-1-1 calls that the vehicle was on fire. St. Francis EMS Supervisor (PA-100) arrived on scene first and reported a vehicle into the side of a house and a fire in the engine area. Upon the arrival of Engine 6, crews quickly deploy a fire attack hose line and extinguished the fire before it spread to the residence.

The residence was occupied at the time of the collision, however, no one was hurt inside the home.

The occupant of the vehicle was treated and transported to the Christiana Hospital by St. Francis EMS and New Castle County Paramedics.

The scene was placed under control by the incident commander, Battalion Chief Michael Schaal, at 9:58. The scene is under investigation by the Wilmington Police Department. The residence did not sustain any structural damage.

Approximately 18 fire and EMS personnel responded to the fire. The following units responded: Engine 6, Squad 4, Ladder 2, Battalion-1, Battalion-2, St. Francis EMS, New Castle County Medics, and the Wilmington Police Department.

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