Afternoon Wilmington Fire Displaces Family Of Three

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An afternoon fire displaced a family on Friday January 24, 2020. PHOTO: Wilmington Fire Department

Check those smoke detectors! A family was displaced in an afternoon house fire in Wilmington!

WILMINGTON (DE): A family of three are displaced after a fire ripped through their two story home late Friday afternoon in Wilmington.

According to Wilmington Fire Department, fire units were dispatched to the 2200 block of North Jessup Street in Wilmington for a reported house fire around 3:30 Friday afternoon. Several units were dispatched and when the first unit arrived they found fire pouring through a second floor window.

The fire was placed under control around 4:00 Pm and although the home sustained significant fire and smoke damage, the adjoining home sustained only minor smoke damage.

The Wilmington Fire Marshal’s Office is currently investigating the origin and cause of the fire. Wilmington Licenses and Inspections responded and determined the dwelling to be uninhabitable.

There were no reports of any civilian or firefighter injuries. The American Red Cross responded to provide aid for three adults and one child displaced by the fire.

The Wilmington Fire Department reminds residences and visitors to the city, that smoke detectors save lives and are critical to home safety.

The Wilmington Fire Department offers free smoke detectors and installation to any resident that owns a home in the city. The Smoke Alarm Hotline is (302) 571-4361or visit www.wilmingtonde.gov/…/public-sa…/wilmington-fire-department.

Additionally, the fire department would like to remind residents the importance of closing doors while you sleep and when you leave the residence. For more information on close your door while you snooze https://closeyourdoor.org

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