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Wilmington Fire Department

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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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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