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Fire breaks out at Wilmington retirement community

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No one was seriously injured after a fire broke out at Lake Shore Commons Retirement Community. Full story...
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Arson believed to be caused by person who used pass key to enter building

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A report from Asheville police says investigators believe the person who started a blaze that killed a firefighter used a pass key to get inside the medical office building where it started. Full story...
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BREAKING NEWS: Fire reported at Alford Seafood

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New Hanover County dispatch is confirming a fire at Alford Seafood at 5330 Carolina Beach Road. The call came in just before 10:00 tonight. Dispatch says firefighters saw heavy smoke when they arrived on the scene. Full story...
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Procession planned for Asheville firefighter

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A procession will be held for the Asheville firefighter who was killed when he rushed into a five-story medical building that was burning. Full story...
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North Carolina blaze kills firefighter, injures 10

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A firefighter in western North Carolina has died after rushing into an office building fire that also injured 10 of his colleagues. Full story...
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Swansboro woman charged in house fire and burglary

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A Swansboro woman has been accused of stealing guns, a guitar and fishing poles from a Stella residence and then setting the house on fire. Full story...
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Burgaw business hoping to rise from the ashes after fire

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videoSeventeen workers are trying to figure out what they'll do next after a fire yesterday in Burgaw. The fire at Coastal Instruments and Electronics caused the roof to collapse. Full story...
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Stove fire damages mobile home

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The call came in a little after 7 a.m. Wilmington firefighters found smoke coming from a mobile home off of Oleander Drive. No one was inside. Full story...
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New Pender County fires force evacuations

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video As the weather this summer continues to heat up, wildfires are becoming more and more prevalent. This is the case especially in Pender County as fires Friday caused evacuations off Harrison Creek Road Full story...
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Live Oak fire update

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NC Forest Service uses heavy equipment to fight wildfire in Bladen County. Full story...
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Cigarette blamed for fire that killed Wilmington man

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An elderly man is dead after an afternoon fire in Wilmington, and investigators say an improperly discarded cigarette was the cause. Full story...
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Fire at firefighter's home ruled an accident

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Fire Marshal Raymond Griswold says the fire on Champlain Drive in New Hanover County is still under investigation. At this point, though, investigators believe it started in the attic, but they are not sure how. Full story...
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Family, piece of World Trade Center unharmed in fire that destroyed home

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video A man who risked his life as a New York firefighter at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, is now homeless. Flames engulfed his home in New Hanover County this morning, and investigators are still trying to figure out why. Full story...
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Onslow County couple charged with fireworks fire

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The fire started Sunday night when a couple was using fireworks in their back yard in the Half Moon area. Full story...
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Bladen County wildfire destroys homes; burns 1,300 acres

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videoSome of the attention involving wildfires in our area has now shifted to Bladen County. Work crews for North Carolina Forest Services are trying to contain a fire that is believed to have started because of lightning that struck Monday night. That fire has now burned a large section of land near White Oak and has destroyed at least three homes. Full story...
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