Fire Damages Two Homes In Wilmington Wednesday Afternoon

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Shortly after 12:20, Tuesday afternoon Wilmington Firefighters on the A platoon were alerted to a residential structure fire at 835 N. Clayton Street. Fire department units arrived on scene to find heavy smoke showing from the first floor of a two-story semi-detached dwelling. Crews made an aggressive fire attack and were able to contain the fire to the room of origin. Simultaneously, additional crews searched all levels of the dwelling for occupants with negative results. The occupants were not home at time of incident. The incident commander; Battalion Chief Dennis Kirlin placed the scene under control with crews working at 12:45PM. The dwelling sustained moderate fire damage and significant smoke damage. The adjoining dwelling 833 N. Clayton Street sustained smoke damage.

The Wilmington Fire Marshal’s Office responded to the scene and is investigating the origin and cause of the fire. Wilmington License & Inspections responded and deemed the property uninhabitable. There were no reports of civilian or firefighter injuries.

Approximately 28 fire and EMS personnel responded to the fire. The following units responded: Engine 6, Engine 1, Engine 5, Engine 2, Ladder 2, Battalion-1, Battalion-2, Battalion-12, Deputy-2, Deputy 4, Deputy 5, F-9, FM-11, FM-13, FM-14, FM-22, St. Francis EMS, New Castle County Paramedics, Wilmington License & Inspection, and Delmarva Power.

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