Pike Creek Valley – An early morning fire rips through multiple condominium units at the Mermaid Run Condos. Numerous phone calls were received at the 9-1-1 Center at 2:47 AM on March 5, 2022, reporting the building was on fire. Residents of 5050 W. Brigantine Court scrambled through the building banging on doors warning their neighbors of the fire.
As firefighters started to arrive on the scene within minutes, they found heavy fire through the roof of the three-story building. Reports of people trapped were also received and one person was found dead. A second alarm was requested bringing additional resources to the scene including the New Castle County Fireboard Mobile Command Center and St. Francis Special Operations team.
Over fifty firefighters, EMTS and paramedics responded to the call. Mill Creek Fire Company was assisted by Aetna Hook and Ladder, Belvedere, Christiana, Cranston Heights, Elsmere, Five Points, Hockessin, Minquas, Claymont Fire Companies, New Castle County Paramedics and New Castle County Police.
No firefighter injuries were reported. Fire Command placed the fire under control at 5:43 AM. The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause of the fire.