Home engulfed in flames, family escapes as blaze breaks out in Wilmington

Family home engulfed in flames in Wilmington. (Wilmington Fire Department)

Fire crews responded after a fire broke out at a home in Wilmington Sunday morning.

The fire alarm was upgraded when crews arrived to find the home on Madison Street completely engulfed in flames around 5 a.m.

Family members who escaped the fire reportedly told crews that other family members were still missing.

While searching for the missing people, crews were able to extinguish the fire. However, no one was found inside.


Those missing family members were later located outside the house and evaluated by medics at the scene. Two minors were then transported to A.I. DuPont Hospital to be evaluated.

The cause and origin of the fire are under investigation.