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Investigations continue into Leland fires

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There were three fires last week, including one that destroyed the Blackwell Chapel AME Zion Church. Full story...
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Congregation holds service two days after church burns

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video Blackwell Chapel AME Zion Church in Leland is barely standing after a mysterious fire leveled it early Friday morning. But the congregation still stood on Sunday thanks to a little help from a church up the road. Full story...
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Fire destroys historic Leland church

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video A long-standing church in Leland is no more after a fire reduced it to rubble. Ashes and memories are all that remain of the Blackwell Chapel AME Zion Church in Leland. Full story...
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Woman dead after discarded cigarette leads to fire

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video 59-year-old Judy Godwin Cothren died this morning when her house caught on fire. Investigators say a cigarette started the fire. Full story...
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Investigators: Man killed in fire set blaze

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The New Hanover County Fire Marshal says 66-year-old Peter Darius used a large amount of flammable liquids to set the fire at 307 Putnam Drive August 15. Full story...
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Ogden fire victim identified

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It's been two days since a man died in what investigators are calling a suspicious house fire in Ogden. Tonight New Hanover County Sheriff's investigators say the former owner of the home died while it was going up in flames. Full story...
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UPDATE: Man who died in house fire owned home

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A house fire that broke out early Sunday morning killed one man. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Firefighter gets help after home burns down

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video A fireman finds himself on the wrong end of a fire fight. His home burned to the ground this week. Now, his community's trying to help. Full story...
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Rain helps put out Wilmington wildfire

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Firefighters spent last night and this morning putting out a woods fire at George Anderson Blvd. and South 17th Street in Wilmington. Full story...
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Still no clear answers in BHI fire

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Bald Head Island's Public Safety Chief says the fire started on the outside of the house on the front right corner. That could mean it started with a cigarette or cigar, but the chief can't say for sure. Full story...
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Fire destroys Bald Head Island home

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videoFire investigators on Bald Head Island spent the day trying to figure out what caused last night's blaze that destroyed a home on Thistle Ridge. Full story...
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Neighbors fought before suspicious fire started

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videoFirst a fight, then a fire. Tonight, Carolina Beach Police and the SBI are investigating a suspicious house fire. Right before the fire broke out, a fight broke out between the man who rents this house and the man who works at the minimart next door. Full story...
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Deadly fire ruled an accident

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New details about a fire that claimed one life Friday evening in Wilmington. Investigators have ruled the fire at 805 Mercer Ave. to be accidental. Full story...
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Second fire in one year damages Carolina Beach restaurant

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This is the second fire at the SeaWitch Café in less than a year. A suspicious fire broke out in the restaurant last June. Full story...
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North Topsail Beach house fire ruled arson

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Investigators say a fire that destroyed one home and damaged two others last month was intentionally set. Full story...
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