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Wilmington Fire Department

New Hanover, Wilmington firefighters learn to work together

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Firefighters from both the county and the city are going through special training this week to help them better interact with one another in times of need. Since automatic mutual aid dispatching began more than a year ago, the county and the city have responded to about 100 combined calls. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Crews can't find source oil leak on Wilmington riverfront

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Crews investigated an oil leak this morning along the Wilmington riverfront. The Coast Guard and Wilmington Fire Department were called out around 8 a.m. after someone walking along the Riverwalk spotted the oil in the Cape Fear River. Full story...
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Man arrested after arson at Wilmington home

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Wilmington Police say a house fire this morning was intentionally set. Investigators say Ronald Joseph Rose, 20, of Wilmington, is charged with breaking and entering and arson. Full story...
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Crews put out housefire at 5th & Meares in Wilmington

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The Wilmington Fire Department says it took about half an hour to bring the fire at 1019 S. 5th Street under control. Firefighters got the call just before 8 a.m. Full story...
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UPDATE: Eastwood Road back open after gas leak

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video WFD crews are on the scene of a natural gas line rupture at this time. The line is a 6" line and the leak is significant. Full story...
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Wilmington man dies in apartment fire

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video A man was killed Saturday night in an apartment fire at 2114 Burnett Blvd. According to Battalion Chief David Hines, a spokesman from the Wilmington Fire Department, the victim was 62 year-old John Franklin Sutton. Full story...
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Persistent neighbor helps family escape housefire

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video Despite losing half of their home to a morning fire, a Wilmington family is thankful. The Fultons say a neighbor woke them up and alerted them about the fire. Everyone made out safely, but the family says it could have been worse. Full story...
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WFD says morning fire was arson

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The Wilmington Fire Department says a house fire early this morning was intentionally set. It happened before 5:30 a.m. at 508 Anderson Street. Full story...
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Leaders deliver Meals on Wheels, check smoke detectors

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It's Fire Prevention Week and to start it off, the Wilmington Fire Department and New Hanover County Fire Rescue are targeting senior citizens in their effort to provide safety information. Firefighters are delivering Meals on Wheels all week, talking to senior residents about fire safety and checking their smoke detectors. Full story...
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High school students learn consequences of drinking and driving through simulated car crash

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Hoggard High School students witnessed a simulated fatal car crash involving a teenage driver Thursday afternoon. Full story...
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Awards presented to Wilmington police officer of the year, firefighter of the year

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The Wilmington police officer and firefighter of the year were named at Tuesday's Wilmington City Council meeting. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Chicken wings help rescue workers, causes

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Buffalo Wild Wings donated ten cents from every chicken wing it sold last weekend. The 20,000 wings gobbled up meant $2,000 donated to police and firefighters. Full story...
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Second fire strikes home in 24 hours

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WFD fire crews responded to a residential structure fire at 307 Calhoun Drive this morning. The fire has been extinguished at this time and is in investigative mode. Full story...
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Firefighters hurt fighting apartment fire

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Two Wilmington firefighter were taken to the hospital with minor burns while fighting a fire at Osprey Landing Apartments on Fall Drive. A WFD spokesman said the firefighters were hurt by falling debris. Full story...
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Diligence, WFD practice for fire onboard

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video If you noticed more activity than usual on the downtown Wilmington waterfront today, it was from a Coast Guard and Fire Department drill. It was one test that Douglas Goodwin, the new commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence, thinks is very important. Full story...
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