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New Hanover County Fire Rescue

FIRST ON 3: Firefighter OK after being hit by car

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video A New Hanover County firefighter was injured while responding to a fire this morning, according to New Hanover County Dispatch. Full story...
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Two dogs die in house fire

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videoTwo dogs died in a house fire on Noland Drive in New Hanover County around 2 p.m. Investigators say the owner of the home said she was sleeping when a fire started in the kitchen ad quickly spread to the attic. Full story...
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Firehouse donates to fire department

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videoNew Hanover County Fire Rescue will be able to save lives a little faster thanks to a sandwich shop. The Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation donated more than $15,000 worth of equipment to the fire department today. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. resolves fire station bed bug problem

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videoA creepy crawly problem has been resolved at several New Hanover County fire stations. We reported last month fire stations were had been battling bed bugs for more than a year. Full story...
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Lightning strike starts fire at home in northern New Hanover

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video A house fire that started after a lightning strike early this morning caused “very extensive” damage to a home in northern New Hanover County, according to fire officials. Full story...
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Mismarked lines may be to blame for gas leak

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video It shut down a main artery through the middle of Wilmington, but who is to blame for the gas leak that shut down S. College Road and kept Cape Fear Academy students locked in school last night? Full story...
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UPDATE: Lockdown lifted, road reopened after gas line break

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video A lockdown has been lifted at Cape Fear Academy after a gas main break near the campus. The break was reported shortly before 4 p.m. in the 3900 block of South College Road. Emergency crews have closed traffic in both directions as they work to stop the leaking gas. Full story...
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Firefighters reign in train-sparked wildfire

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With the fire season just getting underway both New Hanover and Pender Counties have already seen their fair share of flashing lights. Full story...
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New Hanover's improved fire district ratings mean savings for residents

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video If you live within the New Hanover County Fire District, you may be eligible for a discount on your insurance on July 1 thanks to the improved fire district ratings. Residents say they are excited about the savings. They think it will be good for the area's growth. Full story...
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Fire destroys apartment building; no one hurt

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video An afternoon fire has destroyed a New Hanover County apartment building. A witness saw the fire at Meridian Village on Southeast Northchase Parkway and called 911 around 2 p.m. Full story...
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Firefighters learn from losses

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Every day, firefighters put themselves in harm's way to make sure we are safe, and sometimes, that means risking and losing their own lives. Full story...
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Leaders deliver Meals on Wheels, check smoke detectors

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It's Fire Prevention Week and to start it off, the Wilmington Fire Department and New Hanover County Fire Rescue are targeting senior citizens in their effort to provide safety information. Firefighters are delivering Meals on Wheels all week, talking to senior residents about fire safety and checking their smoke detectors. Full story...
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