Posted on 04/29/2014 7:15 am
LOCATION: 600 BLOCK NORTH RODNEY STREET
DATE: APRIL 28, 2014
TIME: 5:17 P.M.
On Monday, April 28 at 5:17 p.m., Wilmington firefighters on the D-Platoon were dispatched to the 600 block of North Rodney Street for a report of a house on fire with fire reported in the basement. Upon arriving, Fire Department units reported smoke was showing from the first floor and second floor of the 2-1/2 story, middle of the row, brick, single family dwelling.
Fire suppression companies began an aggressive interior attack while simultaneously searching the residence for any occupants. All the occupants had self-evacuated prior to the arrival of the Fire Department. The fire was located in the basement of the home. There was moderate fire, smoke and water damage to the basement. There was smoke damage to the rest of the residence.
The fire was placed under control by the Incident Commander Battalion Chief Raymond Brock at 5:42 p.m. No civilian or firefighter injuries were reported.
As a result of the fire, six adults, teenagers and one infant are temporarily displaced due to the home being deemed uninhabitable by the City of Wilmington Department of License and Inspections. The owner of the property was making arrangements for living arrangements for the displaced family.
The Wilmington Fire Marshal's Office responded to investigate the origin and cause of the fire. The fire investigation is active and ongoing at this time.
Approximately 32 fire and EMS personnel responded to the fire. The following units responded: Engine 6, Squad Engine 1, Engine 5, Ladder 2, Battalion 4, Battalion 3, FM15, Ambulance PA1, New Castle County Paramedics, Wilmington Police Department, Wilmington Licenses & Inspections, Delmarva Power.