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Wilmington Fire Department

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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Training, preparedness credited for saving deputy fire chief, wife from fire

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videoLittle is left of a New Hanover County home after a fire early this morning. The victims are a Carolina Beach firefighter and his wife. Full story...
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Cannonball found in building wall

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videoWilmington fire and police departments responded Monday afternoon to 43rd Street near Wrightsville Avenue after a report that a cannonball had been found, said a Wilmington Fire Department battalion chief. Full story...
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