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Fire

Fires called suspicious after one home is destroyed

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videoTwo early morning fires in Winnabow Sunday are being called suspicious. Two mobile homes were burned. One was only used as a storage unit, but the other was a new home. It was destroyed just before a family planned move in. Full story...
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Seawitch Cafe fire deemed suspicious

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Carolina Beach fire officials are investigating a suspicious fire at the Seawitch Cafe. Carolina and Kure Beach fire departments responded to the 200 block of Carolina Ave. at about 1:30 Monday afternoon. Full story...
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Fire breaks out at South Brunswick High School

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Firefighters spent Sunday night troubleshooting a boiler that misfired at South Brunswick High School. The boiler behind the school's cafeteria filled with fuel, causing the area to fill with smoke. Full story...
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Wilmington firefighter and family lose house to blaze

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videoA Wilmington firefighter and his family were left homeless when a fire destroyed their home, but neighbors have embraced them with open arms. Full story...
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Brunswick County church struck by lightning, catches fire

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A Brunswick County church caught fire this morning, after its steeple was struck by lightning. Fire crews responded to St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church on Highway 17 near 87 and had the flames under control within a half hour. Full story...
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Fire thought to start from lightning strike

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Severe weather could be to blame for an early-morning fire Tuesday in Brunswick County. The fire started a little after 6:30 this morning at this home on Presidents Drive in Boiling Spring Lakes. Full story...
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Burn ban in Bruswick County, safety tips to prevent wildfires

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South Carolina officials said a back yard trash fire may have contributed to the Highway 31 fire. Because of the fire, a burn ban is in effect for Brunswick County. Full story...
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Oak Island sees ashes from Horry County fire

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Horry County fire ashes made their way to Oak Island. A video was shot at the South East 74th public beach access. Residents said the ash has progressively washed further from the shore line. Full story...
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Taking a look back at fire in Horry County

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videoSouth Carolina officials said they are in the mop up phase of a fire that burned more than 20,000 acres in Horry County. WWAY's Joe Mauceri takes a look back at the week long battle.

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Thousands evacuated because of fire

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videoAbout 2,500 people have been evacuated, mostly in the Barefoot Landing area near North Myrtle Beach. Smoke and ash from the Horry County fire will impact the entire Brunswick County Area.

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Mobile home fire in Oak Island claims one life

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The body of 51-year-old Trina Villarreal was found inside her charred mobile home at 7806 East Oak Island Drive around 5:30 this morning. Full story...
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Cause of North Brunswick High fire identified

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Authorities have identified the cause of Tuesday night's fire at North Brunswick High School. The fire began in the wood shop of the school around 7:00 p.m. Authorities say a sander was left on and overheated. Full story...
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Fire at North Brunswick High closes school for the day

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There will not be any classes for students at North Brunswick High School Wednesday. A fire broke out in the wood shop on the Leland campus around 7:00 p.m. Tuesday night. Full story...
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Residents escape fire at Wilmington halfway house

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Eight residents of a Wilmington halfway house escaped a fire Tuesday morning, thanks to an alert Wilmington police officer. Full story...
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Burn gets out of control in Boiling Spring Lakes

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A prescribed burn in Brunswick County got out of control Monday afternoon. Although there are several nearby homes, none of them had to be evacuated. Full story...
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