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Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Mill Creek fire ruled an accident

The fire that broke out at Mill Creek Apartments on Sunday evening was ruled an accident. (Photo courtesy of Steven Myre)

WILMINGTON — Following an investigation from the Fire Marshal’s Office, a fire at Mill Creek apartments was ruled an accident due to improperly discarded smoking materials.

The Wilmington Fire Department responded to the fire around 6:30 p.m. Sunday when one of the buildings at Mill Creek Court was ablaze with heavy smoke and flames. Crews were alerted someone was trapped on the second-floor balcony and firefighters were able to rescue the person, who was then transported to the hospital but expected to recover. WPD also saved two pets from the fire.

READ MORE: Crews respond to fire at Mill Creek Apartments

Due to building damage, 11 residents and 11 pets are currently displaced. Partners at Red Cross are assisting those residents with temporary housing and personal needs.

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