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Crews battle wildfire near Maple Hill

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video Firefighters from multiple agencies are battling a blaze across over one hundred acres in rural Onslow County.

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Caldwell wildfire under control

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Authorities say a wildfire that in northwest Caldwell County is now under control. Full story...
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Ogden Park partially reopened after fire, as crews target hot spots

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video The flames are out, but neighbors of New Hanover County's Ogden Park are still feeling the effects of what a lightning-sparked blaze last night left behind. Part of Ogden Park reopened today, as the North Carolina Forest Service spent the day clearing debris and checking for hot spots. Full story...
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NC Air Guard amazed at help for 4 killed in crash

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The North Carolina Air National Guard says it is amazed with the number of people who want to help the families of four of its members killed in a plane crash while fighting a wildfire in South Dakota. Full story...
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Flags lowered to honor NC-based crew in wildfire plane crash

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Flags at state buildings across North Carolina were lowered today in honor of the Charlotte-based crew of an Air National Guard plane that crashed over the weekend. Full story...
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NC aircraft goes down while fighting SD wildfire

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An Air National Guard cargo plane based out of North Carolina has crashed while fighting wildfires in South Dakota. Lt. Col. Rose Dunlap of the 145th Airlift Wing in Charlotte confirmed Monday that six crew members were aboard the C-130, but said she could not yet provide any information about their condition. 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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UPDATE: Pender wildfire contained

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For the second spring in a row, there is a wildfire burning in the Holly Shelter Game Land. This time it's significantly smaller and continues to weaken. Full story...
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2nd wildfire burns in western NC national forest

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A second wildfire in under a week has broken out in a western North Carolina national forest, but firefighters say both blazes are under control. Full story...
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NC 172 reopened aboard Lejeune as smoke from wildfire clears

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Camp Lejeune has reopened a road closed overnight because of smoke from a wildfire. For safety reasons, the provost marshal's office decided overnight to close NC 172 between the Triangle Outpost gate and Sneads Ferry Rd. due to limited visibility. Full story...
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Burning ban still in effect as NC drought lingers

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The NC Forest Service is reminding residents in 19 counties that a burning ban issued in June remains in effect. Full story...
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Rain does little to help Pender fire

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All the rain we've gotten lately has not helped in the fight with the Juniper Road Wildfire in Pender County. Firefighters say certain areas of the fire saw as little as two-tenths of an inch of rain this week. Full story...
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New Pender County fires force evacuations

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video As the weather this summer continues to heat up, wildfires are becoming more and more prevalent. This is the case especially in Pender County as fires Friday caused evacuations off Harrison Creek Road 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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