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Defrosting freezer blamed for apartment fire near UNCW

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videoInvestigators say an unattended heater left to thaw a freezer led to a fire that damaged an apartment building near UNCW this morning. Full story...
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No one hurt as fire destroys Supply home

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videoA fire destroyed a Supply home this afternoon. Firefighters from the Tri-Beach Volunteer Fire Department battled the flames, but they say the home is a total loss. Full story...
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Firefighter injured Monday released from hospital

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video A New Hanover County Firefighter was injured Monday after a fire spread through several homes in the Crestwood Estates neighborhood of New Hanover County. According to New Hanover County Fire Chief Donnie Hall, Lieutenant Robert Pate was hit by an electrical line while trying to contain the fire. Full story...
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Multiple homes burned in Crestwood Estates, man gets elderly woman out

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videoA fire spread through several homes in the Crestwood Estates neighborhood of New Hanover County this afternoon. Full story...
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Fire claims empty apartment, cause remains unknown

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videoOne unit at the Pines Apartments is destroyed after a fire Saturday. Full story...
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Business owner no longer sure fire was arson; investigation continues

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videoA Wilmington business owner said she thought someone set fire to her livelihood Thursday as she watched it burn to the ground. But as a joint task force of local, state and federal agencies investigates, she says the blaze may have been far less sinister. Full story...
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Shallotte woman charged with arson

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A Shallotte woman was arrested Thursday in connection with a fire earlier today. Full story...
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Owner says fire that destroyed business was arson

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After four hours of battling the flames crews finally have extinguished a fire at a Wilmington business. Now a joint task force made up of the Wilmington Fire Department, New Hanover County Fire Rscue and the ATF is trying to figure out what started the fire. Full story...
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Crews battle fires in frigid cold; one home destroyed

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videoThe Wilmington Fire Department quickly put out a fire at a home on N. Kerr Ave. this afternoon. In Columbus County an early-morning fire destroyed a home. Full story...
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THIS DAY IN HISTORY: 1934 fire devastates Wrightsville Beach

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videoIt's a long ago event few people are left to remember, but 80 years ago today the complexion of one of our area's most popular beaches was changed forever. On Jan. 28, 1934, winter winds fanned a fire at Wrightsville Beach that devastated the popular resort town. In the end, more than 100 buildings were reduced to ashes, including the iconic Oceanic Hotel. Full story...
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Cary wants to know how dried human poop burned

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Officials in Cary are trying to determine how five tons of dried human waste caught fire and burned. Full story...
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Family escapes house fire in New Hanover County

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videoAn evening fire damaged a home in the Kings Grant area. New Hanover County firefighters with Wilmington crews assisting say around 8 p.m. Thursday they responded to a home at 1129 Cheryl Lane off of N. Kerr Ave. Full story...
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UPDATE: Crews say house fire suspicious

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Wilmington Fire Department and New Hanover County Fire Department crews are calling a house fire Wednesday night suspicious. Full story...
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Cigarette blamed for apartment fire overnight

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videoThe Wilmington Fire Department says improperly discarded smoking material led to a fire that ripped through an apartment complex overnight that forced nearly 20 people from their homes. Full story...
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Morning fire ruled an accident

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videoThe Wilmington Fire Department says a house fire this early this morning was an accident. Crews responded to the call around 6 a.m. at 1005 N. Kerr Ave. Full story...
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