Wilmington House Fire Displaces Resident Tuesday Night


Just after 7:00 Tuesday evening, Wilmington Firefighters on the A-Platoon were dispatched to 2310 N. Jessup Street for a reported house fire, according to Battalion Chief John M. Looney.

Looney said first arriving unit Squad 4 reported smoke showing from the second floor of a two-story semi-detached residence. Incident commander, Battalion Chief Richard Danner once on scene requested additional fire suppression units for assistance. Crews made an aggressive fire attack and were able to contain the fire to area of origin. Simultaneously, additional crews searched all levels of the dwelling for occupants with negative results. The resident was able to escape the house prior to fire department units arriving on scene.

Incident Commander, Danner placed the scene under control at 8:15 pm. Investigators from the Wilmington Fire Marshal’s Office responded to conduct an origin and cause investigation.

The residence sustained moderate smoke and fire damage. Wilmington License & Inspections responded and deemed the property uninhabitable. There were no injuries reported, however, the resident of the home was displaced. Family members have assisted the resident with shelter, said Looney.




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