|Quick knock down kept this blaze from spreading to other homes.|
Claymont, DE (September 15, 2013) -- A fire late Sunday evening destroyed a single family dwelling in New Castle County, DE, sending it owner to the hospital.
First in companies found heavy smoke and fire showing from the split level home on Honeywell Drive. Command ordered an upgrade for the box alarm, which brought in companies from Delaware County, Pennsylvania.
The victim, a 59 year old man, was found on the front lawn of the home in an unresponsive condition. Paramedics and EMT's treated him on scene, then transported him to the Wilmington Hospital. Firefighters aggressively fought the fire, keeping it from spreading to adjacent homes.
Responding companies included; Claymont, Brandywine Hundred, Talleyville, Holloway Terrace, Minquadale and Lower Chichester of Delaware County, PA. New Castle County EMS also responded along with the Delaware State Fire Marshal's office.