2nd Alarm: Wilmington, DE
Wilmington, DE (August 22, 2013) -- A noonday fire at 4th and Orange Streets went to 2 alarms, calling in off-duty Wilmington firefighters, county volunteers, as well as City and County EMS. Deputy Chief Michael Donahue called for the 2nd alarm around Noon, which brought in the WFD's entire on duty force. Squad-1, Skyboom 2, Squad 3, Squrt-4, Engine 5, Engine 6, Ladder 1, Tower Ladder 2, and county Engine 25. Following mayday calls, D/C Donahue ordered evacuation of the buildings and companies transitioned into elevated master streams operations. 3 firefighters were injured, including D/C Donahue -- 2 were transported to Wilmington Hospital by St Francis EMS and County Paramedics.
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