Woman Rescued From Wilmington House Fire This Morning

Wilmington – At 7:17 a.m. this morning, Friday May 26, 2017, Wilmington Firefighters on the D-platoon were dispatched to 812 E. 23rd St. for a reported structure fire with entrapment, according to Public Information Officer Deputy Chief James R Jobes.

Jobes said upon arrival of Wilmington Fire Department units, one adult female was found trapped in a rear 2nd floor bedroom and was rescued utilizing ground ladders and crews from Ladder Company 1. The resident was evacuated and evaluated by on scene EMS personnel. The single adult female was transported to Christiana emergency room for evaluation.

Additional suppression crews found a working kitchen fire which was quickly extinguished on the 1st floor. The scene was placed under control by the Incident Commander Deputy Chief Jerome McCaffery at 7:29 hours, said Jobes. No fire department injuries were reported, added Jobes.

Wilmington License and Inspection was on scene and confirmed that the property was condemned back in March 2017 for no electric service, according to Jobes. Due to today’s fire the property which was having the electric re-started today May 26, 2017, will now be re-condemned.

Red Cross services were not needed due to the fact that the property had just been inherited by family members off-site who believed that the property was vacant.

The Wilmington Fire Marshal’s office is conducting a investigation.

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