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Wilmington Fire Department

Fire leaves five families homeless, ruled accident

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video An apartment fire in Wilmington yesterday left five families homeless. Neighbors say a man passing by noticed the fire from the alley and quickly tried to notify tenants of the danger. Full story...
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Wilmington fire crews battle apartment fire

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Wilmington Fire Department crews battled a structure fire Wednesday night at 806 Orange Street. First arriving crews were faced with heavy fire conditions. Full story...
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Firefighters learn from losses

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Every day, firefighters put themselves in harm's way to make sure we are safe, and sometimes, that means risking and losing their own lives. Full story...
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Afternoon gas leak forces neighborhood evacuation

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video Scary moments for a Wilmington neighborhood this afternoon after a gas leak forced some people from their homes. The gas leak near the intersection of 7th and Campbell Streets was so bad you could smell it from more than two blocks away. Full story...
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New Hanover, Wilmington firefighters learn to work together

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Firefighters from both the county and the city are going through special training this week to help them better interact with one another in times of need. Since automatic mutual aid dispatching began more than a year ago, the county and the city have responded to about 100 combined calls. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Crews can't find source oil leak on Wilmington riverfront

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Crews investigated an oil leak this morning along the Wilmington riverfront. The Coast Guard and Wilmington Fire Department were called out around 8 a.m. after someone walking along the Riverwalk spotted the oil in the Cape Fear River. Full story...
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Man arrested after arson at Wilmington home

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Wilmington Police say a house fire this morning was intentionally set. Investigators say Ronald Joseph Rose, 20, of Wilmington, is charged with breaking and entering and arson. Full story...
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Crews put out housefire at 5th & Meares in Wilmington

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The Wilmington Fire Department says it took about half an hour to bring the fire at 1019 S. 5th Street under control. Firefighters got the call just before 8 a.m. Full story...
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UPDATE: Eastwood Road back open after gas leak

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video WFD crews are on the scene of a natural gas line rupture at this time. The line is a 6" line and the leak is significant. Full story...
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Wilmington man dies in apartment fire

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video A man was killed Saturday night in an apartment fire at 2114 Burnett Blvd. According to Battalion Chief David Hines, a spokesman from the Wilmington Fire Department, the victim was 62 year-old John Franklin Sutton. Full story...
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Persistent neighbor helps family escape housefire

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video Despite losing half of their home to a morning fire, a Wilmington family is thankful. The Fultons say a neighbor woke them up and alerted them about the fire. Everyone made out safely, but the family says it could have been worse. Full story...
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WFD says morning fire was arson

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The Wilmington Fire Department says a house fire early this morning was intentionally set. It happened before 5:30 a.m. at 508 Anderson Street. Full story...
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Leaders deliver Meals on Wheels, check smoke detectors

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It's Fire Prevention Week and to start it off, the Wilmington Fire Department and New Hanover County Fire Rescue are targeting senior citizens in their effort to provide safety information. Firefighters are delivering Meals on Wheels all week, talking to senior residents about fire safety and checking their smoke detectors. Full story...
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High school students learn consequences of drinking and driving through simulated car crash

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Hoggard High School students witnessed a simulated fatal car crash involving a teenage driver Thursday afternoon. Full story...
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Awards presented to Wilmington police officer of the year, firefighter of the year

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The Wilmington police officer and firefighter of the year were named at Tuesday's Wilmington City Council meeting. Full story...
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