Authorities Update North Market Street Restaurant Fire

Shortly after 5:00 Monday afternoon, Wilmington Firefighters on the A platoon were initially alerted for a vehicle fire in the 200 block of N. Market Street.

First arriving fire department unit Engine- 1 under the command of Lieutenant Jacob Morente found heavy smoke showing from a 3-story building in the middle of the block.

The first floor of the building is occupied by a restaurant. Lieutenant Morente quickly requested the assignment be upgraded to a working building fire response, sending additional fire suppression units to combat the fire.

Incident Commander, Deputy Chief Jerome McCaffery arrived and immediately requested additional resources. Crews stretched fire hose lines and began an aggressive interior attack on the fire which was located in the rear of the restaurant with minor extension to the second floor.

Additional crews searched all levels of the building, finding no one inside. Mutual aid companies from New Castle County Volunteer Fire Companies responded into the city to cover stations and assist at the scene. Incident Commander, Deputy Chief Jerome McCaffery placed the incident under control at approximately 6:00 pm

The origin and cause of the fire is currently being investigated by the Wilmington Fire Marshal’s Office. There were no reported civilian or firefighter injuries.

Approximately 24 fire and EMS personnel responded to the fire. The following units responded: Engine 1, Skyboom 2, Engine 5, Engine 6, Squad 4, Ladder 2, Ladder 1, Deputy-2, Battalion-1, Battalion-2, Battalion-12, F-9, FM-12, FM-22, New Castle County Mutual Aid Companies, St. Francis EMS, New Castle County Medics, Wilmington Licenses & Inspections, and Delmarva Power & Light.
Breaking Report

Wilmington firefighters have responded to 218 N Market Street for reports a commercial structure fire.

Command has struck 2nd Alarm which will bring additional crews including those from the Five Points, Elsmere, Goodwill, Cranston Heights, and Minquadal Fire Companies.

Interior crews are reporting live electrical wires. Crews being removed from the second-floor until power is turned off.


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