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Fire guts historic NC mansion, 5 hospitalized

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A rural North Carolina mansion is a smoking ruin and five people are recovering from injuries after a blaze gutted the home. Full story...
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Raleigh firefighter injured during blaze at home

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A Raleigh firefighter has been taken to the hospital with burn injuries after battling a blaze at a local home. Full story...
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NC Christmas tree fire displaces 2 from home

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Two Greensboro residents are spending the holiday with the Red Cross after a burning Christmas tree forced them from their home. Full story...
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Neighbors spring to action to save puppies from house fire

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video Neighbors rallied together last night to try to save a Leland home. Although the house at the end of Jennifer Court suffered significant fire damage, neighbors were able to help contain the fire and even saved a few puppies. 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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UPDATE: SBI requested to investigate fire in Holden Beach

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video The SBI has been requested to investigate the cause of the house fire on Starfish Lane. Due to the complete destruction of the house, the cause of the fire remains undetermined. The investigation is ongoing. Full story...
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Family gets help after losing home to fire, 911 problem

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A Columbus County family lost their home to a fire last week after they say they got no response from 911. The Smiths are living with family while they try to sort everything out, and donations are beginning to come in. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Fire at Belk's intentionally set

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A fire outside the Independence Mall caused customers to cut their shopping short Saturday afternoon. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: County doubts new equipment led to problem with 911 calls during fire

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video A family from Columbus County lost their home along with all of their possessions last week in a house fire. As you saw FIRST ON 3 this weekend, Brian and Amy Smith say they repeatedly called 911 during the fire, but could not get in touch with an operator. Now Columbus County Emergency Management says it is investigating what happened. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Family hopes fire that damaged home can be a lesson to others

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video A Brunswick County family is still picking up the pieces and cleaning up from a weekend house fire that damaged their home. Now they want to tell their story in hopes of possibly preventing a similar incident for others. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Family loses home to fire, unable to get a hold of 911 operator

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video A Columbus County family lost their home and all of their possessions after a house fire last week. The couple was not able to get in touch with a 9-1-1 operator at the time of the fire. 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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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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Structure fire on 13th Street

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According to New Hanover County dispatch there was a structure fire at 1215 South 13th Street, near the intersection of 13th and Kidder Streets Tuesday night. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. fire victim died from smoke

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An autopsy shows a man killed in a Sunday fire in Brunswick County died of smoke inhalation. Full story...
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