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Wilmington Fire Department

Cat killed in house fire

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WFD crews responded to a residential structure fire at 2111 Creecy Ave. The fire was quickly docked down. A primary search revealed all clear, however, on secondary search a cat was found to have perished in the fire. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Strip club fire ruled arson

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WFD crews responded this morning at 5:10 am to a structure fire at 6768 Market Street, Private Dancer. Investigators have determined that the fire was intentionally set and is now a criminal investigation Full story...
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WFD: Cigarette sparked fire that destroyed house

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The Wilmington Fire Department says a cigarette is to blame for a weekend house fire. The fire broke out Saturday morning at 629 Woodlawn Avenue. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: Fire victim speaks about the devastating blaze

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video An early morning blaze destroys a Wilmington home. Full story...
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Former Wilmington Fire Chief, councilman mourned

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A former Wilmington Fire Chief died yesterday morning. Robert D. Shipp had just turned 94. Full story...
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Cement truck accident blocking Carolina Beach Road

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The Wilmington Fire Department says an accident involving a cement truck is blocking traffic on Carolina Beach Road in Wilmington. Full story...
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Fire sends one person to hospital with burns

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Wilmington firefighters responded this morning to a house fire at 1317 Audobon Drive. Full story...
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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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