Firefighters Battle Large Fire In Woods Near Mill Town

Just after 3:30 Sunday afternoon firefighters from northern New Castle County responded to the Limestone Acres development off of Milltown Road in Wilmington for reports of leaves on fire.

Arriving crews reported that the woods behind the development were on fire, Command alerting dispatch that an area of 500 feet by 500 feet was on fire.

Just before 4:30 Command placed the incident under control with crews remaining on scene mopping up hot spots.

One resident reports that firefighters are cutting trees down with chainsaws.

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