Fire Destroys Boarding House In Wilmington, 5 Displaced

Wilmington – At 2:11 p.m. on April 17 2017, Wilmington Firefighters on the A-Platoon were dispatched to 604 W. 6th Street for a reported structure fire, according to Deputy Chief James Jobes.

Jobes said upon arrival the 1st arriving companies reported smoke showing from the “C” side (rear of dwelling) of a 3 story middle of the row dwelling. Fire crews began an aggressive attack of the primary fire building and were able to confine the fire to the room of origin.

No civilian or fire department injuries were reported.

The fire was placed under control at 2:41 p.m. by the incident commander Battalion Chief Richard Danner, said Jobes Crews remained on scene at this time while the Wilmington Fire Marshal’s Office continues to investigate. Wilmington License and Inspection was on scene and immediately condemned the property that was being used as a boarding house. Red Cross was notified to assist 5 displaced residents.

Delmarva Power was on scene and secured the gas and electric.

Approximately 23 Fire and EMS personnel responded to this incident.