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Wilmington Fire Department

Car found in flames on Wilmington street sparks fire investigation

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videoA car that was found engulfed flames in the early morning hours Wednesday is left completely destroyed, sparking an investigation into how the fire started. Full story...
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Residents evacuated, roads closed after construction crews strike gas line

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Some Wilmington residents have been evacuated and several roads closed down after construction crews struck a gas line just after noon today. Wilmington fire crews are on the scene of the leak at the intersection of 13th and Glenn Streets, where some roads are blocked because of the repairs underway. Full story...
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NEW THIS MORNING: Four escape burning Wilmington home safely

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videoFour people are safe this morning following a fire that sparked while they were inside their Wilmington home overnight. Fire crews say the flames, which were contained to the bedroom where they started, did cause between $25,000 and almost $40,000. Full story...
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House fire kills three pets

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videoA house fire in Wilmington took the lives of three pets Wednesday. Wilmington firefighters said just after 9 p.m., a small fire started in the front room of a home on the 100 block of Glendale Drive near Castle Hayne. Full story...
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UPDATE: Evacuees can return to homes, businesses after gas leak stopped

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videoThe gas leak near Mayfaire and Landfall has been stopped, and Wilmington fire crews say evacuees are allowed to return to homes and businesses there. Battalion Chief David Hines says Piedmont Gas is still working to repair the four-inch line at the new commercial construction site at the end of Sir Tyler Drive. Full story...
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Wilmington home destroyed by fire

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videoWilmington couple is homeless after a fire destroyed their house. Firefighters say the blaze started just before 11:30 a.m. at the Abbington Terrace home. Full story...
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Police, firefighters rescue deer downtown

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videoPolice officers and firefighters rescued a deer caught out of its normal surroundings this weekend in downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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Homes evacuated after gas leak near 17th, Princess and Chestnut

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videoThe fire department says crews were cleaning a storm drain around 12:30 p.m. when they heard a hissing sound and smelled gas. WFD says the leak is in a manhole in an alley between Princess and Chestnut near 17th St. Full story...
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The Cape Fear celebrates Halloween

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video Halloween in the Cape Fear was another big scare! There were plenty of things for people of all ages to do. Full story...
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S. College Rd. Harris Teeter closed after fire

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videoThe Harris Teeter near UNCW has stayed open during months of renovations, but it is closed tonight after a fire this afternoon. Full story...
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Exonerated Wilmington firefighter gets job back

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videoA Wilmington firefighter fired after he missed too much work while in jail for a crimes he'd later be acquitted of has his job back. Full story...
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Cigarette to blame for Friday fire at Oleander Dr. office

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videoThe Wilmington Fire Department says a fire the damaged an Oleander Drive office building Friday was an accident caused by improperly discarded smoking material. Full story...
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UPDATE: Wilmington home catches fire second time in two days

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videoFirefighters say a Wilmington home that was damaged by flames early Sunday caught fire again early this morning. Crews say they do not believe the fire reignited because of smoldering flames. Full story...
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UPDATE: Office fire may be total loss; Building valued at $1.6 million

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video Crews have an office fire under control at 6329 Oleander Drive. And, all eastbound lanes, and one westbound lane are open. Full story...
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Two hospitalized after crash on Oleander Drive

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video Two people are hospitalized after a car crash on Oleander Drive. Investigators say the wreck happened when the driver of a mini van, 82-year-old Ruth Lee of Wilmington, failed to yield the right of way and hit Nicole Cannon, driving an orange pick-up truck. Full story...
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