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STORMTRACK 3: Elevated Fire Threat continues Thursday

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Even with early morning rain, a dry and windy afternoon will again increase the risk of dangerous fires. Full story...

Firefighters say don't burn because of dry conditions and gusty winds

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video Fire danger remains very high, and firefighters urge residents to refrain from any outdoor burning. Full story...
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WFD: Cigarette sparked fire that destroyed house

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The Wilmington Fire Department says a cigarette is to blame for a weekend house fire. The fire broke out Saturday morning at 629 Woodlawn Avenue. Full story...
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Thousands of turkeys killed in farm fire

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A family business is nearly destroyed after an early morning fire in Duplin County. It happened at a turkey farm near Richlands. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. officials call in the NC Forestry Service to help contain fire

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New Hanover County is not the only one dealing with fires. Brunswick County had to call in the North Carolina Forestry Service to help battle a brush fire Tuesday night. Full story...
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Leland fire is contained but continues to burn

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video Wildfires have popped up all across North Carolina in the past few days. According to fire services, the dry and windy conditions lead to nearly 300 fires on Saturday, burning through 3,000 acres across the state. Full story...
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Probes see revenge behind NC county's arsons spike

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Arson investigators in one of North Carolina's largest and poorest counties say their increase in cases is tied to more people setting a blaze to get revenge. Full story...
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Fire at NC coastal marina injures 3, damages boats

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A cleanup is in progress at a coastal North Carolina marina after a fire damaged more than two-dozen boats and injured three people. Full story...
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Winnabow man saves pets, loses home to fire

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video Junior Wheeler has no place to stay tonight. His home on Dove Haven Road in Winnabow caught fire Tuesday around 1 a.m. leaving memories still smoking hours later. Full story...
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Chadbourn man killed in housefire

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video A deadly fire in Columbus County last night left friends and family devastated. Around 11 p.m. Monday, police responded to a fire at a home in Chadbourn. Sixty-year-old Thomas Edward Brown did not make it out alive. Full story...
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Local shop owner watches as his business goes up in flames

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A business in Brunswick County went up in flames Monday afternoon. J-2 Cabinetry is a family-owned cabinet shop off of Pisgah Road in Supply and it caught fire around 3 p.m. Full story...
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Don't let your Christmas tree turn into a yule log

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video 'Tis the season for trimming the tree, but a Christmas tree in your home is a potential fire starter. Firefighters say the number one thing to remember this holiday season is to water your tree. Full story...
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Fire sends one person to hospital with burns

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Wilmington firefighters responded this morning to a house fire at 1317 Audobon Drive. Full story...
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Fire destroys restaurant in Calabash

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videoA big fire in a small Brunswick County town damaged a landmark restaurant Tuesday night. About 6:30 p.m. a fire call came into Brunswick County Dispatch. It was Captain John's in Calabash. Full story...
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Restaurant fire sheds light on communication problem

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video The Captain John's Seafood restaurant fire brought up another issue for first responders. An issue key to success or failure when lives are on the line. Full story...
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