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Wilmington Fire Department

Dozens of Pine Valley homes evacuated, residents watch as smoke fills sky

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video It was a scary afternoon for many in Wilmington, as they watched smoke fill the sky, not knowing if the fire would engulf their homes. Luckily, only a few houses were damaged and no people were injured. Full story...
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Pine Valley fire completely contained

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The Wilmington Fire Department and NC Forestry Service are fighting a woods fire off of George Anderson and 17th St. near Independence Blvd. Full story...
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Store's hazmat scare draws Customs, Homeland Security

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video A scare at a Wilmington business this morning. Jugs of liquid found in a shipping container led to an evacuation, while police, US Customs and even Homeland Security got involved. Full story...
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Dog dies in Wilmington house fire

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A house fire in Wilmington this morning killed a family pet. The fire started around 9 a.m. at a home on Hinton Ave. Crews had it out by about 9:30 a.m. Full story...
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Businessman's donation could save firefighters' lives

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videoFirefighters put themselves in harm's way every day, and every second counts when a person, pet or home is threatened by flames. One generous Wilmington man gave the gift of time to firefighters today. Full story...
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Scouts go to college to earn badges

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Some area Boy Scouts are earning new badges to put on their uniforms by attending a Merit Badge College this weekend. Full story...
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Fire leaves five families homeless, ruled accident

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video An apartment fire in Wilmington yesterday left five families homeless. Neighbors say a man passing by noticed the fire from the alley and quickly tried to notify tenants of the danger. Full story...
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Wilmington fire crews battle apartment fire

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Wilmington Fire Department crews battled a structure fire Wednesday night at 806 Orange Street. First arriving crews were faced with heavy fire conditions. Full story...
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Firefighters learn from losses

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Every day, firefighters put themselves in harm's way to make sure we are safe, and sometimes, that means risking and losing their own lives. Full story...
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Afternoon gas leak forces neighborhood evacuation

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video Scary moments for a Wilmington neighborhood this afternoon after a gas leak forced some people from their homes. The gas leak near the intersection of 7th and Campbell Streets was so bad you could smell it from more than two blocks away. Full story...
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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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