Wilmington Fire Department Responds To Working House Fire

Wilmington, Delaware -- On Saturday, December 25, 2004 Wilmington Fire Department units were dispatched to a house fire.

First arriving units found heavy fire coming from the roof and cockloft area of the two end of the row, 3 story, brick vacant structures.

The structures as well as several others in the block are in poor dilapidated condition.

The homes were searched with no one found in the buildings.

A total of 34 firefighters manning 8 pieces of apparatus worked this alarm with Battalion Chief Michael Donohue declaring the fire under control at 2246 hours.

Although there were several slips and falls on ice that developed as soon as the water landed on the ground, there were no injuries to firefighters as a result of this alarm.

The City of Wilmington Licenses and Inspection Department were on scene and declared the buildings condemned. The cause and origin of the fire are under investigation by the Wilmington Fire Department Fire Marshal