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Wilmington Fire Department

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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Firefighters bike from 'Ground Zero' to remember fallen heroes

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videoFirefighters from New York are showing their support of the navy seal community. They’re riding their bikes from ground zero to Fort Pierce, Florida, with a brief stop here in the Port City. With them is a 14-foot steel beam from the world trade center 9/11 attack. Full story...
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Fire claims empty apartment, cause remains unknown

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videoOne unit at the Pines Apartments is destroyed after a fire Saturday. Full story...
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EXPLORE WITH GEORGE: Guns -n- Hoses

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videoGeorge hits the rink with Wilmington Police and Fire Department previewing their upcoming charity hockey match. Full story...
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Business owner no longer sure fire was arson; investigation continues

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videoA Wilmington business owner said she thought someone set fire to her livelihood Thursday as she watched it burn to the ground. But as a joint task force of local, state and federal agencies investigates, she says the blaze may have been far less sinister. Full story...
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Flames sparked by smoking materials destroys storage building

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Firefighters say smoking materials sent a storage building up in flames early this morning, leaving the structure completely destroyed. 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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Utility crew broke gas line that led to evacuations

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videoA gas leak at 17th and Grace streets forced residents to evacuate their homes for about an hour this morning. Full story...
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Fire crews extinguish flames after two escape burning home

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Firefighters say flames caused thousands in damages after two people escaped a burning home in Wilmington early this morning. Full story...
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Police believe gangs tied to shooting, stabbing

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video Wilmington Police say a man showed up at a Wilmington fire station this afternoon with stab wounds. Sgt. Curt Stansbury says a woman drove the man to the back of the fire station at 8th and Market streets a little after 1 p.m. Full story...
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Gas leak causes home evacuations, road closures

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video About 12 homes on Pine Valley Drive were evacuated after private contractors accidentally nicked the gas line near S. College Street. Full story...
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Man shot on Mercer Avenue

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A man was shot in the leg just before 7 p.m. Friday evening. New Hanover County dispatch said it happened on Mercer Avenue near Wakefield Road. Full story...
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House fire off Masonboro Sound Road under control

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The Wilmington Fire Department says a house fire off Masonboro Sound Road in Wilmington is under control. According to WFD, neighbors called in the fire a little after 2 p.m. Full story...
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No one hurt in overnight apartment fire

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videoA passerby may have saved the lives of those inside a Wilmington apartment complex that caught fire overnight. The Wilmington fire department says a passerby spotted a fire at 1206 Columbus Circle just before 3 a.m. and told those inside to get out. Full story...
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