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Wilmington Fire Department

Bar employees rescue man from early-morning fire

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videoA fire broke out around 1:30 this morning in an apartment above a Downtown Wilmington bar. When two bar employees heard the alarm, instead of running away, they ran to help. Full story...
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Firefighters say Fire College training is as real as it gets

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video Class is in session this weekend at Cape Fear Community College's North campus in Castle Hayne. Hundreds of firefighters showed up for Fire College, a different kind of school that does not teach from books. Full story...
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Wilmington Fire battalion chief charged with DWI

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video A Wilmington Fire Department battalion chief is off the job after being arrested on a drunk driving charge. Wilmington Police arrested James Casteen Sunday night on a DWI charge. Full story...
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House fire kills family's dog

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video A fire in Wilmington last night killed a family pet and caused significant damage to the home. The Wilmington Fire Department says crews responded to the home at 725 Ivey Circle around 11:30 p.m. Full story...
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Police say apparent suicide led to Hazmat situation

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video Wilmington Police say officers responding to an apparent suicide had to call in a HAZMAT team to a home at 2004 Market Street last night. Full story...
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Emergency crews respond to home off Market Street; one confirmed dead

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video Market Street is reduced to three lanes at 20th Street while the Wilmington Police and Fire Department investigate a hazardous materials incident. Full story...
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Robot helps WFD deal with Hazmat situations

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video Wilmington Fire and Hazmat crews demonstrated how their department's robot works today. Its nickname is Wall-E, and it's used to detect and monitor chemicals in the air. Full story...
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Autopsy scheduled for homeless found dead, burned

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An autopsy is scheduled for a homeless man investigators found dead and burned at a homeless camp in the woods. Wilmington Police got a call Sunday morning from a man who said his friend was dead from a fire at their camp in the woods near 16th and Kidder Streets. Full story...
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Firefighters respond to house fire in Wilmington

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The Wilmington Fire Department responded to a house fire Thursday night. The fire was off Independence Blvd near River Road and was set back about 200 yards in the woods in an abandoned house. Full story...
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Safety Officials pitch in for Child Passenger Safety Week

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The Wilmington Police and Fire Departments are teaming up to help improve child safety. Full story...
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Wilmington FD hosts first ever Scout Day

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The Wilmington Fire Department opened the doors of the Empie Park Fire Station for the first ever scout day. Full story...
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Wilmington family escapes house fire

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Hot spots continue to burn after a Wilmington family escaped from an early morning house fire. Full story...
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Investigators say fire victim killed self

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Investigators say a fire yesterday where a man was found dead was intentionally set. They also say the victim, George West Paylor, killed himself. Full story...
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WFD: 'Unusual circumstances' surround fire death

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A Wilmington Fire Department spokesman says there are "unusual circumstances" surrounding a house fire where a man was found dead today. Full story...
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WFD investigates arson at Market Street car lot

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Wilmington firefighters are investigating a suspected arson at a used car lot on Market Street. It happened last night just after 11:30 p.m. Full story...
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