Wilmington House Fire Leaves Three Displaced

Wilmington – At 3:16 hours on March 16, 2017, Wilmington Firefighters on the D-Platoon were dispatched to 27 E. 30th Street for a reported structure fire, according to Deputy Chief James R Jobes.

Jobes said tha upon arrival of the 1st arriving company heavy fire was showing from a second floor bedroom. Fire crews began an aggressive interior attack of the primary fire building and were able to extinguish the fire in the room of origin.

One adult female resident was treated on scene for smoke inhalation and refused transport to a medical facility. In total three (3) adult residents were displaced due to smoke and water damage, according to Jobes. There were no fire Department injuries.

The fire was placed under control 3:30 hrs. by the incident commander Acting Battalion Chief Lawrence Trentham. Wilmington License and Inspection was on scene and secure the property. Red Cross was on scene and provided housing for the 3 displaced residents. Wilmington Fire Marshal’s office was on scene conducted an investigation. The investigation is currently open and ongoing.

Delmarva Power was on scene and secured the gas and electric, streets in the immediate area are still closed.

Approximately 24 Fire and EMS personnel responded to this incident.


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