Firefighters Respond To Fire With Subjects Reported Trapped Tuesday

On Tuesday morning, September 7th, 2021, at 12:59, the Wilmington Fire Department responded to the 800 block of N. Franklin Street for a reported structure fire with subjects trapped, according to Captain Matthew Marsella.

Marsella said units arrived on scene to find fire showing from the second floor of a three-story, multi-residential apartment. Engine 6 began an aggressive fire attack in the second-floor apartment, containing the fire to the kitchen area with minor smoke and fire damage to the hallway and front bedroom. Ladder 2 conducted a primary search of the second floor and assisted one female resident in the front apartment out of the building. A thorough search was completed on all floors of the building, finding no additional victims or fire spread. Incident Commander, Battalion Chief Richard Danner, placed the situation under control after 35 minutes, while units remained working on scene for close to two hours.

No injuries were reported. Approximately 30 fire and EMS personnel responded to the fire. The following units responded: Battalion Chief 1, Battalion Chief 2, Engine 6, Engine 1, Engine 5, Engine 2, Ladder 1, Ladder 2, PA 6, PA 100, and FM 13.

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