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Wilmington Fire Department

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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UPDATE: UNCW students back in dorm after gas leak evacuation

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UNCW students are back inside Graham-Hewlett Hall after a gas leak evacuated 300 to 400 students who live there last night. Full story...
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Van destroyed after fire sparks from flammable materials inside

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videoA van is destroyed after firefighters say flames that sparked inside the vehicle almost spread to a nearby house and car early Wednesday morning. Full story...
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Wednesday fire ruled accident, total loss

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videoThe Wilmington Fire Department says a house fire on Grainger Point Road was an accident. Investigators say the fire started in the attic. Full story...
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WFD unveils new firefighter monument

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video The Wilmington Fire Department is honoring fallen firefighters both locally and across the country with the unveiling of a new monument. Full story...
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Fire destroys home on Grainger Point Rd.

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videoThe Wilmington Fire Department says a home at 124 Grainger Point Road appears to be a total loss after a fire this afternoon. Full story...
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Work continues on Wilmington 9/11 memorial

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videoCrews continue to work on the September 11 Memorial at Wilmington's Empie Park fire station. Firefighters and other volunteers are working to get the memorial ready for its dedication Wednesday. Full story...
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Lightning sparks fire in New Hanover County home

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videoWhile most of you may have enjoyed a sunny day on this Labor Day, a stray thunderstorm left one new hanover county home on fire. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Fired firefighter, friends fight to get his job back

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video He was fired not for being a bad employee, but for being locked up. But now, after being cleared of all charges against him, former Wilmington firefighter Robert Hester is back home. Now he and other firefighters are working their way up the ladder to try and get his job back. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Former Wilmington firefighter out of jail after final charge dropped

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videoA former Wilmington firefighter is out of jail after prosecutors in Virginia decided not to refile a charge against him. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Former Wilmington firefighter found not guilty of sex crime charges

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video A Bladen County man and former Wilmington firefighter jailed for months in Virginia on sex crime allegations has been found not guilty. Full story...
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Firefighter hurts ankle as fire destroys mobile home

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videoA Wilmington firefighter is recovering after hurting his ankle on a call early this morning. The Wilmington Fire Department responded to 4800 Maple Ave. Lot 9 early this morning and found a mobile home on fire. Full story...
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Wilmington firefighter injured on duty

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A Wilmington firefighter was sent to the hospital after battling a house fire at 1504 Nunn Street Saturday morning. The firefighter's foot went through the floor, according to Wilmington Fire Department Public Information Officer David Hines. The firefighter left the hospital later Saturday with sprained ligaments. The firefighter should be able to return to duty within the next 10 days. Full story...
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WFD battalion chief resigns after suspicion of alcohol at train derailment

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videoA Wilmington Fire Department battalion chief has resigned after he was given a breathalyzer test after showing up to the scene of a train derailment Friday. Full story...
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Love Grove community reacts to train derailment that left them stranded

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videoCrews are finally clearing out of the Love Grove neighborhood after a train derailed, leaving an entire neighborhood trapped. Those who live in the Love Grove Community woke up to a strange sight this morning. But they had no idea the rumbling noise they heard would turn into such a massive ordeal. Full story...
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