Wilmington firefighters rescued a man who fell into an abandoned well Tuesday afternoon.
The man was walking in the yard of a home at 2603 Gilford Ave. in Wilmington, when he fell into the well about 1 p.m., according to Wilmington Fire Department Battalion Chief David Hines. The man fell through a grassy area that crossed over the well, Hines said. The well was about 6 to 8 feet deep, he added.
Firefighters were able to pull the man out of the well about 15 minutes after he fell into it. He was treated by EMS on scene for injuries that were not considered life-threatening, Hines said.
The property was accessed by firefighters via Market Street. Traffic on Market was temporarily detoured while emergency crews worked the scene. The well has been temporarily marked off with a sheet of plywood, Hines said.
Crews battle fire off Hunting Ridge Road
No injuries were reported after a fire to a detached garage early Tuesday morning.
Firefighters arrived to a fully involved garage fire at a home located in the 900 block of Hunting Ridge Road just after 3 a.m., according to Hines. The fire also involved a boat in the back yard of the home, Hines said and caused by an electrical issue. Damages are estimated at $35,000.