The Wilmington Fire Department was alerted to a structure fire with occupants trapped on East 30th Street. Engine 3 arrived to smoke showing from the front of the two-story, middle-of-the-row, single-family residence. Battalion Chief of District 1 assumed command and requested additional ambulances and New Castle County Medics to the scene. Squad 4 and Ladder 1 crews worked to quickly find a resident on the second floor and removed the person through the window using ground ladders. Two occupants were transported to the hospital, one in serious condition. An additional citizen was transported to the hospital with smoke inhalation from trying to assist in the rescue. The fire was extinguished and command placed the situation under control shortly before 1700. Four residents were displaced.               

– Submitted by Matthew Marsella