The Wilmington Fire Department was dispatched to West 3rd Street for a structure fire. Engine 6 arrived to smoke showing from the second floor of a two-story, middle-of-the-row, single-family home. On arrival of Battalion Chief 2, found additional smoke coming from the eaves of three other units attached to the original fire building. An interior fire attack was made on the second-floor bedroom by Engine 6 and searches of the residence and all exposure buildings found no residents inside. The fire was placed under control in approximately 15 minutes. Two families were displaced and were being aided by the American Red Cross. The following units responded: Engine 1, Engine 5, Engine 6, Squad 4, Ladder 1, Ladder 2, Battalion-1, Battalion-2, FM-11, FM-14, St. Francis EMS, New Castle County Paramedics, License and Inspection, Wilmington Police and Delmarva Power.

– Submitted by Capt. Matthew Marsella