Follow Us On

Happening Now: Crews Respond To “Explosion” At New Castle Business

Firefighters from across New Castle County along with HAZMAT crews are investigating a reported explosion at a New Castle industrial park.

Crews have responded to 27 Mccullough Drive in the  Southgate Industrial Park for reports of an explosion in a work area.

Initial radio reports indicate that the unknown chemical and the explosion have been contained in an area of the building.

DNREC crews and additional HAZMAT teams are also en route to the scene.

No word on injuries at this time.

Update: At around 11:45 am DNREC arrived on scene and placed the scene under control. All crews are clearing the scene.

We will update this story as more information becomes available.

About Staff Writer

First State Update's Delaware editorial team covers New Castle County, Kent County and Sussex County breaking news, political news, and general news stories. We bring the reader the latest news from the Wilmington, Newark, Dover, Rehoboth Beach and all point in between. If you have news to share, email us at

View all posts by Staff Writer →