Fire Marshall Shuts Down Wilmington Night Club After “Being Denied Entry”


Wilmington – On Sunday, March 19, 2017, at 7:26 p.m., Wilmington Firefighters on the D-Platoon were dispatched to Club Lavish 1206 North Union Street after receiving a report from Wilmington Police of overcrowding, according to Wilmington Fire James R Jobes

Jobes said that a fire marshal was requested after a License and Inspection inspector was notified first to investigate, however all complaints of overcrowding are investigated by the fire marshal’s office. City Fire Marshal James Jobes was contacted and an on duty fire truck was ordered to go and investigate the incident to see if conditions still existed that would require a fire marshal.

Upon arrival of Engine Company 5, the company officer in uniform preceded to the front door of the nightclub and was stopped and denied entry by an armed security guard, according to Jobes. That officer immediately contacted his supervisor and Wilmington police to respond. The city fire marshal was contacted along with the fire marshal staff.

Upon arrival of the City Fire Marshal’s office, License and Inspection, Wilmington police, and Delaware Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement entry was then granted and an immediate inspection of the nightclub was conducted.

The nightclub was given a ”stop work order” and the operators of the nightclub were advised that the club would remain closed until a hearing was set. Violations were found by all agencies, said Jobes.

The club’s occupant was advised of his failure to comply with Wilmington City Code Chapter 12 Fire Prevention and Protection, section 12-57 Inspection of Buildings, Dwellings, Etc. Generally: Right of Entry of Enforcement Officer, Jobes added.

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