Residents Displaced After Saturday Morning Fire In Wilmington

Wilmington fire investigators are investigating a Saturday morning house fire on Woodlawn Avenue.

Shortly after 11:00 Wilmington Firefighters on the D Platoon were alerted to a residential structure fire in the 200 block of Woodlawn Avenue, according to Lieutenant Andrew Cavanaugh.

As firefighters arrived on scene of the two-story middle-of-the-row residence they found fire showing from the rear of the structure.

Crews from Engine 6 and Engine 5 began an aggressive interior fire attack, holding the fire to the room of origin. Firefighters from Ladder 2 initiated a search of the residence, locating the fire on the second-floor rear, and reported all searches for occupants were negative.

A fourth engine was requested to the scene to serve as the rapid intervention team (RIT) by the Incident Commander, Battalion Chief Dennis Kirlin.

The incident was placed under control by the Battalion Chief Kirlin at 11:59. The fire is currently being investigated by the Wilmington Fire Marshal’s Office as well as Wilmington Licenses and Inspection.

The residence sustained fire and smoke damage that made the residence uninhabitable.

The residents are being assisted by family.

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