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FIRST ON 3: Meridian Village fire ruled accident

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Investigators say an apartment building fire last week was an accident. Deputy Fire Marshal Grant Vick says investigators are still trying to figure out exactly how the fire started at Meridian Village Apartments on Northchase Parkway Thursday. Full story...
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Smoke south of city is woods fire

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The Wilmington Fire Department says smoke in the city is from a controlled burn in Brunswick County. Full story...
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Three more children injured in fire out of hospital

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Three teens injured last week in an Onslow County house fire that killed three of their siblings are out of the hospital. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Home, burial plots among donations for family devastated by house fire

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videoFrom food and toys to money, folks are stepping up to help out the Pittmans. A fire early yesterday morning destroyed their home in Jacksonville, killing three younger children. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Family talks about escaping from apartment fire, losing everything

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videoWhen a fire broke out at yesterday at the Meridian Village Apartments, firefighters initially thought the building was empty. At least one family, though, was home. They made it out safely, but they just about everything they had, including a child's beloved pet. Full story...
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Fire destroys apartment building; resident says all is not lost

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video Several residents are displaced Thursday after a fire emergency responders say engulfed the entire building. Although the building was destroyed, one resident Meridian Village Apartments says not all was lost. Full story...
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Fire destroys apartment building; no one hurt

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video An afternoon fire has destroyed a New Hanover County apartment building. A witness saw the fire at Meridian Village on Southeast Northchase Parkway and called 911 around 2 p.m. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Marine credited with saving alleged drunk driver who crashed into liquor store

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video Investigators say a drunk driver is to blame for a fire at a liquor store last night. Meanwhile, a Marine is being called a hero for pulling the driver from the burning truck and building. Full story...
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Fire leaves five families homeless, ruled accident

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video An apartment fire in Wilmington yesterday left five families homeless. Neighbors say a man passing by noticed the fire from the alley and quickly tried to notify tenants of the danger. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Another Holden Beach home on Starfish Drive catches fire

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Firefighters responded to a blaze at 111 Starfish Drive in Holden Beach Saturday around 7:30 a.m. Less than one month ago, the home received water damage while crews worked to put out another fire that destroyed two homes next to it. Full story...
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