House Fire Displaces Wilmington Family Thursday Night

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Shortly after 9:00, Tuesday evening Wilmington Firefighters on the B platoon were alerted to a residential structure fire in the 900 block of Kirkwood Street.

Fire department units arrived on scene to find fire showing from the second floor rear of the residence. Crews received reports that all occupants had made it out of the residence. Crews made an aggressive fire attack and were able to contain the fire to the area of origin.

Crews confirmed that all residents escaped the fire, said Lieutenant Andrew Cavanaugh. The incident commander, Battalion Chief Thomas Cunningham placed the scene under control with crews working at 9:23 PM. The residence sustained moderate fire damage and significant smoke damage.

The Wilmington Fire Marshal’s Office responded to the scene and is investigating the cause of the fire and Wilmington License & Inspections is securing the property. There were no reports of civilian or firefighter injuries. The American Red Cross was contacted to assist 2 adults and 1 child.

Approximately 27 fire and EMS personnel responded to the fire. The following units responded: Engine 2, Squrt 3, Squad 4, Ladder 1, Engine 1, Ladder 2, Battalion-1, Battalion-2, FM-14, St. Francis EMS, New Castle County Paramedics, Wilmington License & Inspection, Delmarva Power, and the American Red Cross.