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Four Displaced After Friday Afternoon House Fire


At 3:26 PM Wilmington Firefighters on the A platoon were alerted to a residential structure fire at 2219 North Jessup Street, according to Battalion Chief John Looney.

Looney said Fire Department units arrived on scene to find fire showing from two story middle of the row dwelling. Crews from Squad 4 and Squrt 3 immediately stretched fire attack hose and made an aggressive interior attack, finding fire conditions inside a second-floor bedroom. The incident commander, Battalion Chief Timothy Perkins, arrived on scene and requested a fourth engine for the rapid intervention team assignment. The crews from Ladder 1 and Engine 5 performed searches of all floors, finding no one inside.

The scene was placed under control at 4: 08 PM by Battalion Chief Perkins. The dwelling sustained significant fire and smoke damage. The adjoining dwellings sustained minor smoke dwelling. The Wilmington Fire Marshal’s Office is currently investigating the origin and cause of the fire. Wilmington Licenses and Inspections responded and determined the dwelling to be uninhabitable. There are no reports of injuries. The American Red Cross responded to provide aid for three adults and one child displaced by the fire.


Approximately 28 fire and EMS personnel responded to the fire. The following units responded: Squad 4, Squrt 3, Engine 5, Engine 6, Ladder 1, Ladder 2 Battalion-1, Battalion-2, Deputy 2, F-9, FM-11, FM-12, FM-14, St. Francis EMS, New Castle County Medics, Wilmington Licenses & Inspections, and Delmarva Power.


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