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Wilmington Fire Department

Wilmington couple charged with arson, insurance fraud

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A Wilmington couple has been charged with arson and insurance fraud after a May fire at their home. Full story...
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New fire stations plan moving forward

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videoThe planning continues for two new fire stations in Wilmington. The Wilmington City council listened to a presentation from the Wilmington Fire Chief Buddy Martinette on station reconfiguration Tuesday night. Full story...
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Wooster Street fire intentionally set

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videoThe Wilmington Fire Department says a housefire that shut down part of Wooster Street this morning was intentionally set. WDF says Wilmington Police and the Fire Marshal's office are now investigating the fire at 718 Wooster. Full story...
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Car catches fire after crash at corner near Wilmington fire station

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Police and fire crews are investigating a morning crash after officers say one of the cars caught flames near a Wilmington fire station. Full story...
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Third fire this year at apartment complex intentionally set

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videoInvestigators say an early-morning fire at a wilmington apartment complex was intentionally set. It's the third fire at Colonial Grand in the last few months, and it has some residents concerned. Full story...
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Wilmington Fire Department honors fallen heroes

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videoThe Wilmington Fire Department honors one of its fallen heroes today. Firefighter Joe Willard died in the line of duty June 17, 1893. Full story...
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WPD: Investigators rule fire found at Wilmington home as arson

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videoPolice say a fire found burning at a Wilmington home by an officer patrolling the area over the weekend was intentionally set. Full story...
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NEW THIS MORNING: Firefighters put out flames at two Wilmington homes

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videoFirefighters are still on the scene of two different house fires that sparked early this morning as investigators work to find what caused the two blazes. Full story...
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Drill gives agencies chance to practice response to active shooter

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videoThe WPD SWAT team raided the US Army Corps of Engineers building this morning. It was not for real, but for an active shooter training exercise. Organizers say it's practice they hope they never need to use. Full story...
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Overnight house fire believed to be arson

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videoInvestigators believe a fire at a Wilmington overnight was arson. Just before 4 a.m. the call came in reporting flames at a home at 6622 Sharease Circle. Crews say smoke was showing when they got to the scene. Full story...
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Law enforcement honors fallen officers

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videoIn Wilmington, law enforcement gathered to honor those killed in the line of duty. Full story...
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Wilmington firefighters put through paces in annual physical test

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videoThe Wilmington Fire Department held its annual job-related physical assessments today, which puts firefighters through a series of physical tests. They perform on-the-job routine tasks like moving ladders, carrying hoses and dragging a 165-pound dummy. Full story...
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Fire destroys historic downtown home

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One woman was hospitalized after her downtown home was destroyed by a fire Saturday morning. The historic Allen-Woodward house was engulfed in flames when the Wilmington Fire Department arrived just before 7 a.m. Full story...
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Cat burned by flames after residents escape early-morning house fire

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videoFire crews are investigating after they say several residents escaped a burning home that caught fire in the early morning hours, leaving a pet with injuries. Full story...
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Wilmington firefighters and police push for higher pay

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videoWilmington firefighters and police officers are demanding better treatment and fair pay from city leaders. Dozens of first responders and their supporters picketed in front of City Hall and then took their frustrations before City Council. Full story...
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