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Fire investigators: Lightning strike sparked fire at Southport home

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Fire investigators say a lightning strike hit a Southport home early this morning, sparking flames that eventually destroyed the house. Full story...
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Man struck by lightning and survives

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video A man visiting Surf City with his wife was struck by lightning on Monday. Police say Demitri Khorokhorimn actually died, but the quick response of strangers, helped bring him back to life. Full story...
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Lightning sparks fire in New Hanover County home

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videoWhile most of you may have enjoyed a sunny day on this Labor Day, a stray thunderstorm left one new hanover county home on fire. Full story...
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House hit by lightning, fire crew on scene

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A house was struck by lightning and caught fire on Pitch Pine Court. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Fisherman killed by lightning on NE Cape Fear River

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video He was known by his friends as "The Catfish King of the Northeast Cape Fear River." Sunday, Timothy "Timbo" Godwin died doing what he loved. Full story...
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Lightning strikes home on Bald Head Island

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videoA community is in shock after lightning strikes a home and causes it to catch fire. Full story...
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Thunderstorm catches reporter off guard

One of the hazards of being a TV news reporter is having to do your job in all sorts of conditions. WWAY NewsChannel 3's Cliff Pyron found that out the hard way Tuesday. Cliff and his photographer were caught in a thunderstorm in Shallotte. They managed to avoid the rain, but while focusing on shooting a stand-up, Cliff was caught off guard by something he did not expect.

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Lightning sparks house fires in Oak Island

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video Lightning is to blame for three house fires last night in Oak Island. One vacation home, valued at nearly $1 million, is considered a total loss. Full story...
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Columbus Co. man feeling lucky after lightning strike

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video What started as a typical Sunday afternoon with family quickly turned into some scary moments for a Columbus County man. That's because lightning struck nearby causing him to lose his sight and hearing temporarily. Full story...
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Pender Co. wildfire cost state $3 million so far

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Pender is not the only county dealing with wildfires. Today in Brunswick County there were five wildfires totaling about 100 acres. All have been contained. Full story...
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Bladen County fire jumps barrier, threatens homes

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A wildfire in Bladen County has broken through containment lines, forcing the evacuation of 10 homes. Full story...
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Pender wild fire burns more than 18,000 acres, still not contained

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video The wildfire in Pender County is still burning out of control. Crews are plowing multiple fire lines across the holly shelter game land in hopes of keeping the fire from crossing the highways. It seems to be growing by the minute. Just today, the fire grew about 8,000 acres totaling more than 18,000 acres in all. Full story...
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Pender wildfire grows to 10,000 acres; State of Emergency likely

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A wildfire burning in Pender County since the weekend has now grown to about 10,000 acres and is about five miles wide, according to an e-mail from County Manager Rick Benton forwarded to WWAY. Benton also says the so-called Juniper Road Fire is moving toward NC 53 and NC 50 in the Maple Hill area, but no homes are in danger at this time. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Holly Shelter Game Land closed as wildfire grows

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video The Holly Shelter Game Land in Pender County is closed as a wildfire has grown to at least 3,300 acres and looks to get worse. Full story...
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Weekend lightning sparks wildfire

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video The hot weather and lack of rain is beginning to take a toll across the Cape Fear region. Saturday lightning in Pender County caused a fire in the Holly Shelter Game Land. Today the North Carolina Forest Service Fire Team worked to contain the flames. Full story...
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