Wilmington firefighters on the A Platoon were dispatched to West 9th Street for a house fire with a resident still in the house. Acting Battalion Chief Robert Pryor arrived to smoke coming from the second floor of a two-story semi-detached residence. The resident thought to be inside was found outside. Engine 6 quickly extinguished the second-floor fire while Ladder 2 searched. All residents were able to escape the house prior to fire department units arriving. Battalion Chief Pryor placed the scene under control at 0545. The Wilmington Fire Marshal’s Office and Wilmington Licenses and Inspections responded to the scene for the investigation. The residence sustained moderate smoke damage. The American Red Cross assisted three adults and one child. There were no civilian injuries, but one firefighter sustained a minor injury.      

– Submitted by Andrew Cavanaugh