Firefighters From Across The County Respond To UD Fraternity House Fire


Newark – Just before 5:30 pm this evening fire crews from Aetna Hose, Hook and Ladder, Mill Creek, Cranston Heights and Christiana Fire Companies responded to reports of a fire at University of Delaware dormitory (Smith Hall).

Arriving units found the fire across the street at Kappa Alpha Fraternity, located at 19 Amstel Avenue, not in Smith Hall.

Crews searched the home for injured occupants while they quickly extinguished the outside trash fire. The fire damaged parts of the exterior, along with minor damage to the interior. No injuries were reported.

Radio traffic indicated that the fire marshal was requested to investigate the fire.

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