3 firefighters taken to hospital following townhouse fire in Delaware

When crews arrived, flames were coming from the roof of a townhouse in the Fairway Falls community.

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Thursday, January 12, 2023
3 firefighters taken to hospital following townhouse fire in Delaware
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Officials said two Elsmere Fire Company firefighters and one firefighter from Christiana Fire Company were taken to ChristianaCare Hospital for treatment.

PIKE CREEK, Delaware (WPVI) -- Three firefighters were injured battling a blaze Thursday morning at a townhouse in Pike Creek, Delaware.

Crews were dispatched to the 3200 block of Champions Drive at 11:45 a.m.

When crews arrived, flames were coming from the roof of a townhouse in the Fairway Falls community.

The fire reached a second alarm at about noon. Shortly after noon, a mayday call was made for reports of firefighters trapped in the basement. However, all firefighters have since been accounted for. A third alarm was struck at about 12:10 p.m.

Officials said two Elsmere Fire Company firefighters and one firefighter from Christiana Fire Company were taken to ChristianaCare Hospital for treatment.

The Christiana firefighter suffered burns. One of the Elsmere firefighters received treatment for respiratory difficulty, and the other has an ankle injury. A fourth firefighter refused treatment, officials said.