Firefighter Injured In Monday Morning House Fire In Wilmington



Shortly after 12:12am Wilmington Firefighters on the B platoon were alerted to a residential structure fire with a report of a possible subject trapped at 503 E. 10th Street, according to Battalion Chief John Looney.

Looney said fire department units arrived on scene to find heavy fire showing from the first floor of a three-story multi-family dwelling. The incident commander, Battalion Chief Thomas Cunningham requested an additional engine and ladder company on his arrival. 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 exited the dwelling prior to fire department arrival. The incident commander; Battalion Chief Thomas Cunningham placed the scene under control with crews working at 12:33am. The dwelling sustained moderate fire damage and significant 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 civilians injured. One firefighter was treated and released from the Wilmington Hospital for minor burn injury to his wrist.

Approximately 28 fire and EMS personnel responded to the fire. The following units responded: Engine 1, Engine 2, Squrt 3, Squad 4, Ladder 1, Ladder 2, Battalion-1, Battalion-2, FM-18, St. Francis EMS, New Castle County Paramedics, Wilmington License & Inspection, and Delmarva Power.


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