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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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Fire erupts in downtown home

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Fire crews battled a blaze in downtown Wilmington Saturday afternoon. The call came in to dispatchers around 2:00 p.m. when a home on Sixth and Market caught fire. Full story...
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Two Brunswick County teens may face arson charges

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Two teens in Brunswick County may face arson charges after starting five fires Thursday. The first fire began around noon in Boiling Spring Lakes. Within three hours, fire fighters battled five fires, some involving trash. Full story...
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Fire destroys abandoned restaurant near Snow's Cut Bridge

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New Hanover County fire fighters are investigating a fire that destroyed an abandoned restaurant last night. Full story...
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Vehicle fire spreads to Wilmington business, leaving questions

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Investigators are looking into a fire in the Wrightsboro area of New Hanover County early Wednesday morning. Full story...
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Southport home catches fire and raises questions

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videoFire investigators spent most of Sunday trying to figure out what caused a vacant Southport home to go up in flames. Full story...
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