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Wilmington Fire Department

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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Crews battle fires in frigid cold; one home destroyed

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videoThe Wilmington Fire Department quickly put out a fire at a home on N. Kerr Ave. this afternoon. In Columbus County an early-morning fire destroyed a home. Full story...
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Crews repair Wilmington gas leak, warn drivers of odor & black ice

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A gas leak in Wilmington is contained and roads are back open this morning after crews say they found a malfunction sparked the leak. Full story...
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Boat fire in Wilmington put out, no one hurt

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videoCrews responded to a boat fire in Wilmington Sunday morning. The Wilmington Fire Department says when they arrived to Airlie Road just after 9 a.m., heavy flames were coming from the back of the boat. Crews were able to knock out the fire quickly. Full story...
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Apartment fire ruled intentional

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videoAn apartment building in Wilmington caught fire Saturday, and investigators say it was intentionally set. Full story...
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Investigators say Pine Valley fire was arson

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videoThe Wilmington Fire Department says there is $25,000 worth of damage to a home set on fire last night. Investigators says someone broke into the home on Pine Valley Drive and set a mattress on fire. Full story...
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UPDATE: Crews say house fire suspicious

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Wilmington Fire Department and New Hanover County Fire Department crews are calling a house fire Wednesday night suspicious. Full story...
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Cigarette blamed for apartment fire overnight

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videoThe Wilmington Fire Department says improperly discarded smoking material led to a fire that ripped through an apartment complex overnight that forced nearly 20 people from their homes. Full story...
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Morning fire ruled an accident

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videoThe Wilmington Fire Department says a house fire this early this morning was an accident. Crews responded to the call around 6 a.m. at 1005 N. Kerr Ave. Full story...
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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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