Fire Damages Home In Wilmington Sunday

Wilmington fire officials are investigating a blaze that damaged a home Sunday evening, according to Assistant Public Information Officer Captain Matthew Marsella.

Marsella said at 6:39 PM Wilmington Firefighters on the C Platoon responded to a residential structure fire with reports of fire showing through the roof. The structure fire in the 1200 block of West 8th Street, was visible from I-95 and was initially reported by an off-duty firefighter, Lieutenant Laurence Hinds. Upon the arrival of fire department units, crews found fire showing from the third floor of a three-story semi-detached residence.

The initial Incident Commander, Battalion Chief Brandon Gregg on arrival requested an additional engine and ladder company for assistance. Crews immediately stretched hose lines and began an aggressive interior fire attack. Simultaneously crews searched all levels of the residence with negative results.

The incident was placed under control by Battalion Chief Gregg at 7:29 PM.

Approximately 40 fire and EMS personnel responded to the fire. The following units responded: Engine 1, Engine 6, Squad 4, Engine 5, Engine 2, Ladder 1, Ladder 2, Battalion-1, Battalion-2, F9, Wilmington Fire Marshals, St. Francis EMS, New Castle County Paramedics, Wilmington Licenses and Inspections, Wilmington Police Department, Delmarva Power, and Light.

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