Family Displaced By Tuesday House Fire In Wilmington


At 2:28 pm yesterday afternoon Wilmington Firefighters on the C platoon were dispatched to a reported residential structure fire at 1227 Linden Street. Battalion Chief Dennis Kirlin arrived on scene to find smoke coming from the second floor of the two-story middle of the row dwelling.

Engine 1 arrived on scene and began an aggressive interior fire attack containing the fire to room of origin. Simultaneously, additional crews searched all levels of the dwelling for occupants with negative results, according to Battalion Chief John M. Looney. The occupants had exited the dwelling prior to fire department arrival.

The scene was placed under control by the incident commander, Battalion Chief Kirlin at 2:50 pm. The Wilmington Fire Marshal’s Office is currently on scene conducting an origin and cause investigation. There is no reports of any civilian or firefighter injuries. The neighboring residences sustained light smoke damage. The American Red Cross is assisting one adult and two children.

The Wilmington Fire Department reminds residences and visitors to the city, about the importance of working smoke detectors. Smoke detectors save lives and are critical to home safety. The Wilmington Fire Department offers free smoke detectors and installation to any resident in the city. The Smoke Alarm Hotline is (302) 571-4361 or visit Additionally, the fire department would like to remind residents of the importance of closing doors while you are sleeping and away from the residence. For more information on close your door while you snooze

Approximately 28 fire and EMS personnel responded to the fire. The following units responded: Engine 1, Engine 6, Engine 5, Squad 4, Ladder 2, Battalion 1, Battalion 2, Battalion-12, FM-13, FM-18, Deputy 4, St. Francis EMS, New Castle County Paramedics, and Wilmington License and Inspection.

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