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New Hanover County Fire Rescue

Search for man who jumped in Cape Fear River to resume in morning

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Witnesses say they saw a white man jumped into the river, and started to float up the river towards the Coast Guard Diligence before losing sight of him. Full story...
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No one hurt after morning garage fire

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videoNo one was hurt in a fire that started in a detached garage at 930 Wordsworth Dr. in Kings Grant. When firefighters arrived at 7:30 a.m., they say smoke was coming from the garage. Full story...
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New Hanover mobile home damaged in fire

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A mobile home at 7006 Chewning St. in northern New Hanover County was a total loss after a fire Thursday afternoon, a county fire official said. Full story...
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Multiple homes burned in Crestwood Estates, man gets elderly woman out

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videoA fire spread through several homes in the Crestwood Estates neighborhood of New Hanover County this afternoon. Full story...
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Owner says fire that destroyed business was arson

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After four hours of battling the flames crews finally have extinguished a fire at a Wilmington business. Now a joint task force made up of the Wilmington Fire Department, New Hanover County Fire Rscue and the ATF is trying to figure out what started the fire. Full story...
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Family escapes house fire in New Hanover County

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videoAn evening fire damaged a home in the Kings Grant area. New Hanover County firefighters with Wilmington crews assisting say around 8 p.m. Thursday they responded to a home at 1129 Cheryl Lane off of N. Kerr Ave. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. firefighter charged with DWI

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videoA New Hanover County firefighter has been charged with DWI in Brunswick County. A Brunswick County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman said Brett Pierce was charged Saturday. Full story...
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Lack of hydrants nearby may have doomed house to fire

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videoAs the shell of the home still smolders in Porters Neck, neighbors and firefighters are openly discussing how things could have turned out differently. Despite the fact that the home on Bald Eagle Lane sits just yards from the Intracoastal Waterway, it was a lack of water that ultimately led to its demise. Full story...
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Hundreds gather to say goodbye to fallen firefighter

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video Hundreds of firefighters from across our area came together Saturday to pay tribute to New Hanover County Fire Rescue Capt. David Heath. Full story...
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Memorial services this weekend for firefighter who died during training

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videoTwo memorial services are planned this weekend for a New Hanover County firefighter who died during training this week. New Hanover County Fire Rescue Capt. David Heath, 48, died from an apparent heart attack while participating in a training exercise at the Safety Training Center at Cape Fear Community College's North Campus Monday. Full story...
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