At 3:56pm, Wilmington Fire Department was alerted to a structure fire with occupants trapped at 27 E. 30th Street. On arrival, Engine 3 reported smoke showing from the front of the two story, middle of a row, single family residential. Battalion Chief of District 1 assumed command of the incident and requested additional ambulance 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 them through the window and down to the ground using ground ladders. Two occupants were transported to the hospital, with one is serious condition. An additional citizen was transported to the hospital with smoke inhalation from trying to assist in the rescue prior to fire department arrival. The fire was extinguished and command placed the situation under control shortly before 5:00pm.
Four residents have been displaced from the residence and currently are being assisted by the American Red Cross. The Fire Marshals Office is currently investigating the cause and origin of the fire.
The following city units responded: Engine 1, Engine 2, Engine 3, Squad 4, Ladder 1, Ladder 2, Battalion-1, Battalion-2, F-1, Deputy 3, FM-15, FM-13, St. Francis EMS, New Castle County Paramedics, and Wilmington Police Department.