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Wilmington couple charged with arson, insurance fraud

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A Wilmington couple has been charged with arson and insurance fraud after a May fire at their home. Full story...
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Lightning to blame for fire that destroyed home

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Lightning is believed to be responsible for a house fire off of Hogan Court in New Hanover County. The fire began just after 4:00 Tuesday afternoon, just as a line of strong storms moved through the area. Full story...
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New fire stations plan moving forward

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videoThe planning continues for two new fire stations in Wilmington. The Wilmington City council listened to a presentation from the Wilmington Fire Chief Buddy Martinette on station reconfiguration Tuesday night. Full story...
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Funnel clouds spotted, home catches fire from lightning in Pender Co. during Hurricane Arthur

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Pender County Emergency officials say there were no reports of significant damage when Hurricane Arthur swept through the area, despite a tornado touching down and a lightning strike sparking flames at a home there. Full story...
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Prescribed burn in Wilmington, near ILM airport

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videoIf you were out and about in Wilmington Wednesday afternoon, you might have seen a large cloud of smoke. New Hanover County Dispatch confirmed a prescribed burn near the Northchase area. The smoke could be seen from miles away. Full story...
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Wooster Street fire intentionally set

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videoThe Wilmington Fire Department says a housefire that shut down part of Wooster Street this morning was intentionally set. WDF says Wilmington Police and the Fire Marshal's office are now investigating the fire at 718 Wooster. Full story...
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Thousands of chickens die in Bertie County fire

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Bertie County officials say thousands of chickens were killed in a fire at a farm in Kelford. Full story...
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Fire leaves family of 6 homeless as crews look for cause

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videoThe New Hanover County Fire Department is still investigating a fire that started Saturday night at a house on the 4600 block of Barnards Landing Road. Full story...
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Third fire this year at apartment complex intentionally set

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videoInvestigators say an early-morning fire at a wilmington apartment complex was intentionally set. It's the third fire at Colonial Grand in the last few months, and it has some residents concerned. Full story...
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Brunswick County fire contained

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Brunswick County Fire Marshal Scott Garner says fire fighters have cut a line to stop the fire on Clark Way. Full story...
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Apartment complex sees two fires in six months, residents uneasy

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videoOne man is left homeless after an electrical fire claims his unit at Colonial Grand Apartments. This is the second fire since January and some residents say they're ready to move. Full story...
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Fire destroys firefighter's home

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videoA Brunswick County firefighter lost his home to a fire overnight. Two firefighters were injured while battling the fire as well. Full story...
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Fire crews put out flames at Carolina Beach home

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Crews put out flames at a home on the north end of Carolina Beach late last night after dispatchers say a neighbor called to report the fire. Full story...
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Facebook page may provide insight into alleged arsonist

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videoInvestigators say a man is in custody accused of setting a fire last night at a home with two people inside. Brandon Combs, 27, is in jail charged with arson and injury to real property. Tonight we're learning more about Combs's online personality. Full story...
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Students get off bus before it catches fire

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Onslow County school officials say a charter bus carrying students home from a music competition has caught fire. Full story...
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