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Apartment Fire Displaces Two In Wilmington


Wilmington – At 8:41 p.m. on March 2, 2017, Wilmington Firefighters on the C-Platoon were dispatched to 621 Bayard Ave. for a reported structure fire, according to Wilmington Fire Department Public Information Office. Deputy Chief James R Jobes.


Jobes said that arriving companies reported smoke showing from the dwelling. Fire crews deployed hand lines to the interior and found a cooking fire that had extended into the cabinets. A quick knockdown followed, resulting in fire damage to the kitchen area only with smoke damage throughout the residence, said Jobes.

One adult occupant and one juvenile occupant were displaced after Wilmington License and Inspection deemed the property uninhabitable. Red Cross was notified and provided housing for the occupants. No fire department injuries were reported, said Jobes.

The fire was placed under control 8:58 p.m. by the incident commander Battalion Chief Dennis Kirlin. The fire was investigated by units on scene, and has been deemed accidental/under investigation.

Approximately 26 Fire and EMS personnel responded to this incident. The following units responded Engine 2, Engine 1, Engine 6, Engine 5, Squad 4, Ladder 2, Battalion 1, Battalion 2, St. Francis EMS, New Castle County Medics, and Wilmington License and Inspection.

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