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Firefighters say Fire College training is as real as it gets

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video Class is in session this weekend at Cape Fear Community College's North campus in Castle Hayne. Hundreds of firefighters showed up for Fire College, a different kind of school that does not teach from books. Full story...
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Shed catches fire and damages two mobile homes

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video Crews responded to a fire Saturday afternoon on Davis Lane in Castle Hayne. According to Battalion Chief Mack Smith, the fire started in a shed that was between two mobile homes. It spread to the mobile homes and caused damages. Smith says the mobile homes are not a loss though and can be fixed. Full story...
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Controlled burns planned at Camp Lejeune

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Officials plan controlled burns at Camp Lejeune to reduce the possibility of forest fires. The Camp Lejeune Environmental Management Division has started lighting fires on forestry parts of the base and will continue the process for the next eight months. Full story...
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Morning fire kills gospel radio host

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video An early-morning fire in Columbus County claimed the life of a local radio broadcaster. Colleagues at WTAB-AM in Tabor City say gospel show host Bobby Pait Sr. died in the fire. Full story...
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Lightning strike starts fire at home in northern New Hanover

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video A house fire that started after a lightning strike early this morning caused “very extensive” damage to a home in northern New Hanover County, according to fire officials. Full story...
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NC police investigating fire where 3 found dead

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North Carolina officials say a 25-year-old woman and her two children were found dead in a house fire in Fayetteville. Full story...
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This Day in NC History: A house fire that led to historic preservation

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On December 12, 1989, the ca. 1751 Palmer-Marsh house at Historic Bath caught fire, but what could have been a tragedy was turned out to be a win for preservationists. Full story...
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House fire kills family's dog

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video A fire in Wilmington last night killed a family pet and caused significant damage to the home. The Wilmington Fire Department says crews responded to the home at 725 Ivey Circle around 11:30 p.m. Full story...
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Fire marshal investigates vehicle fire

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New Hanover County firefighters are investigating a vehicle fire that started in the woods near Laney High School early Monday morning. Full story...
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Pilot Mountain fire contained; 800 acres burned

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Officials say a fire that has burned more than 800 acres on Pilot Mountain has been contained. Surry County EMS director John Shelton says a fire line was completed around the blaze Monday morning. Full story...
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