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Fire

Firefighters reign in train-sparked wildfire

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With the fire season just getting underway both New Hanover and Pender Counties have already seen their fair share of flashing lights. Full story...
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Pine Valley fire completely contained

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The Wilmington Fire Department and NC Forestry Service are fighting a woods fire off of George Anderson and 17th St. near Independence Blvd. Full story...
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UPDATE: Pender wildfire contained

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For the second spring in a row, there is a wildfire burning in the Holly Shelter Game Land. This time it's significantly smaller and continues to weaken. Full story...
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House fire kills two, little girl survives

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Authorities say two people died in a fire in Union, and a 1-year-old girl only survived because a neighbor kicked in a door and brought her to safety. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Fire destroys vacation home on Bald Head Island

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video Bald Head Island officials say fire destroyed a vacation home on the island early this morning. No one was in the five bedroom, five bath house, valued at more than $1.5 million, at the time. Full story...
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Fire still burning on island near Masonboro

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video A large fire is ongoing on an uninhabited barrier island in New Hanover County. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Fire on board delays Diligence departure

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A last-minute change in plans for the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence this morning. It was scheduled to leave on a new mission, but a problem on board will keep the ship in port. Full story...
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Man killed in Wilmington apartment fire

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A man confined to a wheelchair is dead after a morning fire at a Wilmington apartment complex. Fire investigators say Billy Lunesford, 56, died. Full story...
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Fire that killed soldier, girls ruled accidental

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An unattended charcoal grill may have ignited the early morning fire that killed a decorated Green Beret and his young daughters. Full story...
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New Hanover's improved fire district ratings mean savings for residents

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video If you live within the New Hanover County Fire District, you may be eligible for a discount on your insurance on July 1 thanks to the improved fire district ratings. Residents say they are excited about the savings. They think it will be good for the area's growth. Full story...
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