Several Adults Displaced By Wednesday Morning House Fire



Several adults were displaced by an early morning house fire in Wilmington Wednesday.

Shortly after 9:45 AM Wilmington Firefighters on the C platoon were alerted to a residential structure fire at 2409 N. Jessup Street, according to Battalion Chief John Looney.

Looney said fire department units arrived on scene to find heavy smoke showing from the second floor rear of a two-story middle of the row 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 had escaped prior to fire department arrival. The incident commander, Battalion Chief Dennis Kirlin placed the scene under control with crews working at 10:15AM. The dwelling sustained moderate fire damage and 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. American Red Cross was contacted for shelter and provisions for several adults living in the dwelling.

Approximately 28 fire and EMS personnel responded to the fire. The following units responded: Squad 4, Engine 3, Engine 5, Engine 1, Ladder 1, Battalion-1, Battalion-2, Battalion-12, Deputy 5, F-9, FM-11, FM-12, FM-13, FM-14, St. Francis EMS, New Castle County Paramedics, Wilmington License & Inspection, and Delmarva Power.


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