Greenville Apartment Fire Displaces 8 Wednesday Morning

The Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal is investigating Wednesday morning’s fire in Greenville,
Delaware that heavily damaged an occupied apartment building, according to Assistant State Fire Marshal Michael Chionchio.

Chionchio said the blaze, reported shortly after 11:00 am, occurred in the 100 block of Congressional Drive in
the Greenville Place Apartments near Kennett Pike. The Cranston Heights Fire Company arrived on the scene with smoke pouring from the building.

State fire investigators are on the scene searching for the fire’s origin and cause. Heavy fire damage was estimated at $200,000. There were no reported injuries. Four units were damaged by the fire. Eight people have been displaced. The American Red Cross was notified to provide emergency assistance.

Anyone with information regarding this fire is asked to contact fire investigators at the State Fire
Marshal’s – New Castle Division by calling (302) 323-5375 or emailing Fire.Marshal@delaware.gov .

Breaking Report

Firefighters from across New Castle County along with crews from Chester County, Pennsylvania respond to a Greenville apartment fire on Wednesday morning.

At 11:15 rescue crews were dispatched to the Greenville Place Apartments in the 100 block of Congressional Drive for reports of a balcony on fire.

As crews arrived on scene they reported heavy smoke showing from the back of the building.  A subsequent report reported heavy fire.

Crews began their attack on the fire while simultaneously searching for possible victims inside the two-story apartment building.

As crews worked to knock the fire on the first and second floors they reported fire in the attic.  Initial reports from the scene indicate that no victims were found inside the building during the searches.

The fire was placed under control by Cranston Heights Command at 11:57 am with units working. Crews remaining on scene for overhaul.

Investigators with the Delaware Fire Marshal’s Office are on scene investigating the cause of the fire.

Developing

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