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Fire

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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Domino's fire due to stove malfunction

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Several fire crews responded to a fire at a dominos restaurant in Leland today. Firefighters from Leland, Navassa, Winnabow and northwest joined forces to fight the flames at the Domino’s on reed road. 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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Firefighters treated for injuries in Kinston plant fire

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A Kinston textile plant threatened to burn for a long time as workers drag away bales of cotton before they turn into fuel. 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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Fire at Buckhead Fire and Rescue in Columbus County

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Firefighters at the Buckhead Fire and Rescue in Bolton battled a fire that broke out at the firehouse. Fire officials say that fire sparked in one of their primary engines and then spread to the building where it was being housed. They say the truck is a total loss and the storage bay suffered significant damage. There are no reported injuries. The cause is under investigation. 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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Marina fire damages two boats, dock

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An early morning fire damaged two boats at a New Hanover County marina. It happened around 5 a.m. at Canaday's Yacht Basin off Mason Landing Road. Full story...
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