2-alarm fire torches abandoned plant in Hockessin, no injuries reported

A 2-alarm fire torched an abandoned plant Thursday in Hockessin. Credit: Joseph D'Ambrosio

No injuries were reported after a 2-alarm fire tore through an abandoned vulcanized fiber plant early Thursday morning in New Castle County. 

Firefighters in Hockessin responded to the plant on 1165 Yorklyn Road around 3:30 a.m. and found the building engulfed in large flames.

Fire officials said the plant was in the process of being demolished. The fire, which was captured at its peak by a FOX 29 viewer, was quickly upgraded to two alarms.

The heaviest flames appeared to have been doused around 6 a.m. but crews were still seen pouring water inside the scorched shell of the building. 

Officials have not said how the fire started.



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