Firefighters Battle House Fire Overnight In Middletown

Middletown – Just after 12:00 this morning firefighters from the Volunteer Hose Company of Middletown, along with mutual aid from several area fire companies responded to the 700 block of Idlewyld Drive in the Parkside development for reports of a house fire.

Upon arrival, crews reported heavy fire showing from the home and simultaneously began an attack on the fire. Moments later crews reported that all occupants were out of the home.

Several minutes into the fight, firefighters on scene were alerted to use caution as the roof of the home had partially collapsed. Crews continued to fight the fire and at about 25 minutes into the incident, crews reported that the side of the home was in danger of collapsing.

Firefighters worked both on the interior and exterior of the two-story home for almost an hour before Middletown Command placed the scene under control. Crews remained on scene mopping up hotspots for an extended period.

Middletown ambulance crews, along with New Castle County Paramedics and rehab crews also responded to assist at the scene.  Additional firefighters responded to local firehouses to cover the area.

The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office also responded to the scene.

We will update this story as additional details become available.

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