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Wilmington Fire Department

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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Crews contain flames on shrimp boat

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Fire crews battled flames last night on a shrimp boat in the Seabreeze community. Full story...
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Refrigerator blamed for 8th Street fire

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The Wilmington Fire Department says a fire this morning at 1022 S. 8th St. started from an electrical short in and around a refrigerator powered by an extension cord. Full story...
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Neighbors save woman from apartment fire

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video Investigators say an apartment fire off Wrightsville Avenue last night quickly filled the home with smoke, with one woman still inside. Before firefighters could arrive, neighbors jumped to action. Full story...
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