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New Hanover County Fire Rescue

Fire department merger on the horizon?

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videoShould Wilmington and New Hanover County merge their fire departments? That was the question a new report hoped to answer. It is a report weighing the pros and cons of a possible merger between the two departments. Full story...
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Fallen New Hanover firefighter to be honored at national memorial Sunday

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video A New Hanover County firefighter who died last year will be honored at a national event this weekend. Full story...
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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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Study recommends Wilmington, New Hanover fire merger

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videoA consultant's study says the advantages of combining fire services in Wilmington and New Hanover County outweigh the disadvantages. Full story...
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Commissioners discuss school bond, Scotts Hill helipad

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video Some New Hanover County residents sounded off on some big issues. Among the items that were on the New Hanover County Commission's agenda, public hearings on a proposed $160 million bond for schools and a plan to build a medical helicopter landing pad near the Pender County line. 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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