Fire Marshals Update Apartment Fire That Injured Firefighter Wednesday

Fire Marshal’s office is investigating this morning’s two-alarm apartment building fire near Stanton, according to Assistant State Fire Marshal Michael Chionchio.

Chionchio said the blaze, reported shortly after 11:30  occurred in the 4600 block of Patrician Boulevard in the Limestone Terrace Apartment complex. The Mill Creek Fire Company arrived to fire shooting from a third-floor apartment.

Command immediately struck a second alarm which brought additional firefighters. As crews worked to bring the fire under control Command ordered an evacuation of the building fearing a collapse.

Crews were able to bring the fire under control in under an hour and remain on scene mopping up hotspots.

One firefighter was transported to the Christiana Hospital Emergency Room after suffering 2nd-degree burns to the neck region.

State fire investigators are currently on the scene searching for the fire’s origin and cause. The twelve unit building sustained heavy fire damage which may exceed $1,000,000.  A few of the occupants were checked out by medical crews on scene, however, those occupants were not transported to a medical facility. The building’s fire alarm system did activate.

Some of the displaced residents were shuttled to St Mark’s Church next to Stanton Middle School.

Initial reports from the scene indicated that between 12 and 17 residents may have been displaced, however, Chionchio said the total number of displaced residents is not known at this time.

The cause of this fire remains under investigation.


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