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Wilmington Fire Department

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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WFD battalion chief put on unpaid leave after breathalyzer at train derailment

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videoA top Wilmington firefighter has been placed on unpaid administrative leave after an incident this morning at the scene of a train derailment. Full story...
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Fire that closed Carolina Beach Rd. ruled accidental

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videoInvestigators say a fire that closed part of Carolina Beach Road last night was an accident. Full story...
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Wilmington Fire Department responds to residential fire

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Wilmington Fire Department was called to extinguish a residential fire at 2006 Carolina Beach Road, Tuesday evening. Full story...
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