A wind swept blaze destroyed a section of the historic Friends School in the Alapocas community just outside Wilmington DE. The initial dispatch was for an alarm sounding, with Talleyville Quint 257 responding. New Castle County fireboard upgraded the response to a full Box Alarm assignment when an EMS unit arrived reporting heavy smoke conditions. Students were evacuated quickly and taken to a location remote from the blaze. The fire was difficult to fight because of the building's design and structure -- windowless, full brick with slate and copper roofing. Concerned with the potential for collapse, Command gave an emergency signal for all firefighters to evacuate the fire building. The order was given to use master streams from 6 aerial apparatus to douse the blaze. 25 companies from Delaware and Pennsylvania responded with approximately 150 firefighters. New Castle County paramedics treated 2 firefighters for injuries, then transported them to area hospitals. The Delaware State Fire Marshall's Office is continuing their investigation. Shot using the Canon T2i with Zacuto shoulder mount and viewfinder.

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