On March 30, 2023, at 1425, the Aetna Hose, Hook and Ladder was dispatched with several area fire companies to a residential structure fire with a report of a subject trapped in the 600 block of Postfield Road in Scottfield. Several calls to the New Castle County 911 Center reported a subject trapped in the basement of the house. Fire units arrived to find fire showing from the basement of a split-level single-family dwelling. Firefighters were able to determine that all occupants had exited the burning house. A 37-year-old male, was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation and burns to the face and hands before being transported to the Christiana Hospital Emergency Department by Aetna Ambulance accompanied by the New Castle County Paramedics. The American Red Cross was requested to assist with sheltering five adults and a dog. All fire units cleared the scene at 1657 hours. The cause of the fire was under investigation by the Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office.

– Submitted by Lawrence Tan