Three Displaced By Wilmington House Fire On Sunday

Shortly after 8:00 Sunday evening Wilmington Firefighters on the C- platoon were alerted to a residential structure fire at 1031 Clifford Brown Walk.

Battalion Chief Michael Schaal arrived on scene to find heavy smoke showing from the second floor of the residence. Crews made an aggressive fire attack and initiated simultaneous searches of the residence.

Crews encountered fire conditions on the second floor within a rear bedroom of the residence. Units were able to confirm that all residents escaped the fire prior to the fire departments arrival.

The incident commander, Battalion Chief Michael Schaal placed the scene under control with crews working at 8:25 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. There were no reports of civilian or firefighter injuries. The American Red Cross was contacted to assist one adult and two children with temporary housing.

The Wilmington Fire Department reminds residences and visitors to the city, that smoke detectors save lives and are critical to home safety. The Wilmington Fire Department offers free smoke detectors and installation to any resident that owns a home in the city. The Smoke Alarm Hotline is (302) 571-4361
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Additionally, the fire department would like to remind residents of the importance of closing doors while you sleep and when you’re gone from the residence. For more information on close your door while you snooze

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

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