One Critical, One Stable After Fire Races Trough Delaware City Home

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At approximately 2:12 this morning, New Castle County Paramedics and surrounding fire companies were dispatched to the 100 block of Clinton Street in Delaware City for a residential fire, according to Paramedic Corporal Yvonne Russell.

Russell said upon arrival, New Castle County Paramedics found two patients in need of advanced life support care. The first patient, a 30-year-old-male, was removed from the residence by fire personnel. The patient suffered from smoke inhalation. The patient was treated on scene and transported to Christiana Hospital via Delaware City Fire Company ambulance accompanied by New Castle County Paramedics. The patient was in critical condition at the time of transport.

The second patient, a 69-year-old-female, suffered smoke inhalation injuries. She was treated on scene and transported to Christiana Hospital via Aetna Hose, Hook and Ladder Company ambulance accompanied by New Castle County Paramedics. The patient was in stable condition at the time of transport.

Several members of the Delaware State Fire Marshal Office were dispatched to the scene and are investigating.

Responding Agencies:
New Castle County EMS (Paramedics)
Aetna Hose, Hook and Ladder Company
Christiana Fire Company
Delaware City Fire Company
Odessa Fire Company
Port Penn Fire Company
Delaware City Police Department
Delaware State Fire Marshal Office

Breaking Report

Delaware City – At approximately 2:12 Wednesday morning firefighters from the Delaware City Fire Company along with mutual aid from surrounding companies responded to the100 block of Clinton Street for reports of a house fire.

While en route crews learned that everyone was out of the home.

Upon arrival, crews reported fire showing from the home and began their attack.

As crews assessed the scene they reported that the two-story home’s enclosed porch was well involved, with fire extending to both floors of the home. Crews also reported that the powerlines were down and requested assistance from Delmarva Power to shut off the power.

As crews made their way into the home Command reported that they were getting reports that someone may be in the basement. It’s unclear if anyone was found inside the home.

One person was transported to the hospital by a Delaware City ambulance. We believe this was related to the fire scene, however, that has not been confirmed at this point.

Red Cross was contacted to assist three adults displaced by the fire.

This is a breaking report. This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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