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City of Wilmington looking for next fire chief

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The city of Wilmington is looking for its next fire chief. Full story...
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Fire at Port of Wilmington

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The Wilmington Fire Department is investigating a fire that broke out at the Port of Wilmington today. Full story...
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Some smoke detectors are more effective than others

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videoMany times, the first line of defense in protecting your family from a house fire is having a smoke detector. But, the one you may have in your home might not be doing as good of a job as you may think. Full story...
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Follow-up on fire hydrant being turned off

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videoEarlier this week, firefighters lost precious time when the hydrant closest to a burning house didn't work. Full story...
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Fire hydrant problems may have caused house to burn longer

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videoWe now know more about the house fire in Ogden that kept firefighters busy for hours yesterday. Full story...
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Forecaster: projected rainfall not enough to control fires

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A forecaster says any rain produced when a cold front crosses the state later today won't be enough to put out a wildfire in eastern North Carolina. Full story...
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Fire fighters training despite extreme heat

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Despite the 100 degree heat index, some members of the Wilmington Fire Department went on with their scheduled firefighter training today. Full story...
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Wildfire in NC refuge spreading smoke, ash miles away

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A wildfire in rural eastern North Carolina has grown to more 10,000 acres and is spreading smoke and ash miles away. Full story...
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Ocean Isle Beach Plans Memorial for Fire Victims

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Ocean Isle Beach will hold a memorial on Friday afternoon for seven SC college students who died in a fire there last fall.

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Teen in custody facing arson charges

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videoAbout a week and a half ago three suspicious mobile home fires broke out in a Supply neighborhood. Full story...
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Wildfire aftermath

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Forest officials are dealing with the aftermath of several wildfires burning in local counties. Full story...
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Officials: Largest New Hanover County fire since 1986

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videoOfficials say it's the largest fire in New Hanover County since 1986. The brush fire that broke out yesterday spanned more than 1,200 acres between Holly Shelter and Sidbury Roads. New Hanover County officials say the fire is contained and worked today to make sure it doesn't spread any further. Full story...
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Wilmington Fire Chief Sam Hill retires

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videoHe served Wilmington for 50 years and Monday the city will pay tribute to fire Chief Sam Hill. Full story...
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Two house fires erupt on Carolina Beach Road

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videoFirefighters are investigating the cause of two fires in New Hanover County. Full story...
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Young girl dies in Pender County fire

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A fire claimed the life of small girl this morning in Penderlea, in Pender County, and her mother was taken to Pender Memorial Hospital and released. Full story...
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