At 02:20hrs on March 14, 2017 the Elsmere Fire Co was dispatched to 1355 Maple Ave for an apartment on fire at the Gardens of Little Mill Apartments. Units arrived to find fire consuming the stairwell of the vacant apartment building. The fire was contained to the stairwell, with smoke and heat damage throughout the building. Firefighters worked for 30 minutes to control the fire. Elsmere was assisted by the Cranston Heights, Five Points, Mill Creek, Minquas, Belvedere and Hockessin fire companies. This fire is being investigated by the state fire marshals office.