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Wilmington Fire Department

Firefighters honored for 'Fill the Boot' success

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The chilly weather today was perfect for a big bowl of chili. The Wilmington Fire Department's Station 8 crew received a special lunch today, served up by their chief. Full story...
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WFD to tear down fire station with mold

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The Wilmington Fire Department says a report from the industrial hygienist that conducted the mold analysis of Station 2 at Empie Park indicates several types of mold were found and some were at elevated levels. Full story...
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PETA honors WFD for saving cats

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The animal rights group PETA is honoring the Wilmington Fire Department for some recent work. Full story...
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Wilmington firefighters revive kittens after house fire

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video A fire broke out Wednesday afternoon in downtown Wilmington. Luckily, no people were hurt in the fire and firefighters managed to save two kittens that nearly died in the house. Full story...
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ILM reports record number of passengers in September

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The economy may be hurting, but it's not apparent at Wilmington International Airport, which recorded the best numbers for passengers during the month of September. Full story...
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Fire leaves Wilmington family homeless

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A fire in Wilmington leaves a family without a home tonight. The home on 7th Street went up in flames just before 8:30 a.m. Full story...
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Woman dead after discarded cigarette leads to fire

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video 59-year-old Judy Godwin Cothren died this morning when her house caught on fire. Investigators say a cigarette started the fire. Full story...
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Historic fire truck gets new home

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Kamal Mansour bought the truck years ago, because he said he always wanted to own a hook and ladder fire truck. When he realized he wouldn't have the time required to restore the truck the way he wanted to, Mansour decided to donate it to the Wilmington Fire Historical Society. Full story...
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Firefighters brave heat to fill boots for MDA

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Wilmington firefighters braved the heat today for a good cause. They are taking part this weekend in the "Fill the Boot" campaign to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Full story...
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Deadly fire ruled an accident

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New details about a fire that claimed one life Friday evening in Wilmington. Investigators have ruled the fire at 805 Mercer Ave. to be accidental. Full story...
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WFD Welcomes Citizen Academy Grads

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After nine weeks of training, the Wilmington Fire Department honored the first class of graduates from its Citizens Fire Academy. The academy teaches its students about the inner workings of the fire department through classes and hands on training. Full story...
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86-year-old woman killed in house fire

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video Investigators say an 86-year-old woman died this morning when her Wilmington mobile home caught on fire. It happened just after 6 a.m. at a trailer park on Burnett Blvd. behind Winnie's Tavern. Full story...
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Firefighters try new training

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The Wilmington Fire Department teamed up with the state Fire Marshal's Office to test a pilot training program for firefighter safety survival. Full story...
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Wilmington Fire Department promotes 26

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The fire department recognized 26 promotions at its annual promotion ceremony this afternoon at City Hall. Full story...
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31-cent ice cream helps firefighters, families

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This year The annual 31-Cent Scoop Night benefits the New Hanover County Firefighter's Association Scholarship Fund. It helps firefighters and their families go back to school and further their education. Full story...
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