Bedroom fire Saturday morning displaces Wilmington family

Brandon Holveck - Delaware Online

A Wilmington family has been displaced after a fire damaged the inside of their rowhome on Woodlawn Avenue Saturday morning, according to the Wilmington Fire Department.

Firefighters responded to 233 Woodlawn Ave., a two-story residence in the middle of a block of rowhomes, shortly after 11 a.m., according to Lt. Andrew Cavanaugh. 

They found a fire in a bedroom at the back of the building and began aggressively fighting it from inside, in an attempt to contain the fire where it started, Cavanaugh said. Multiple crews then arrived to provide additional support.

The fire was under control by 11:59 a.m., Cavanaugh said. 

The rowhome sustained fire and smoke damage and has been deemed uninhabitable by Wilmington Licenses and Inspection.

The residents are being assisted by family. The cause of the fire is being investigated by the Wilmington Fire Marshal’s Office.

There are no reported injuries.

The Wilmington Fire Department is reminding residents that free smoke detectors are available through a partnership with the American Red Cross. Contact the smoke alarm hotline at (302) 571-4361.

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