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Fire

Fire damages Pender Co. business

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video A fire at a Pender County factory this morning left employees cleaning up the damage. Employees at the Chloride Systems plant in Burgaw got quite a surprise friday morning when they discovered a fire in the production room. Full story...
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Fire guts historic NC mansion, 5 hospitalized

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A rural North Carolina mansion is a smoking ruin and five people are recovering from injuries after a blaze gutted the home. Full story...
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Raleigh firefighter injured during blaze at home

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A Raleigh firefighter has been taken to the hospital with burn injuries after battling a blaze at a local home. Full story...
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NC Christmas tree fire displaces 2 from home

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Two Greensboro residents are spending the holiday with the Red Cross after a burning Christmas tree forced them from their home. Full story...
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Neighbors spring to action to save puppies from house fire

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video Neighbors rallied together last night to try to save a Leland home. Although the house at the end of Jennifer Court suffered significant fire damage, neighbors were able to help contain the fire and even saved a few puppies. Full story...
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Man arrested after arson at Wilmington home

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Wilmington Police say a house fire this morning was intentionally set. Investigators say Ronald Joseph Rose, 20, of Wilmington, is charged with breaking and entering and arson. Full story...
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UPDATE: SBI requested to investigate fire in Holden Beach

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video The SBI has been requested to investigate the cause of the house fire on Starfish Lane. Due to the complete destruction of the house, the cause of the fire remains undetermined. The investigation is ongoing. Full story...
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Family gets help after losing home to fire, 911 problem

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A Columbus County family lost their home to a fire last week after they say they got no response from 911. The Smiths are living with family while they try to sort everything out, and donations are beginning to come in. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Fire at Belk's intentionally set

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A fire outside the Independence Mall caused customers to cut their shopping short Saturday afternoon. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: County doubts new equipment led to problem with 911 calls during fire

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video A family from Columbus County lost their home along with all of their possessions last week in a house fire. As you saw FIRST ON 3 this weekend, Brian and Amy Smith say they repeatedly called 911 during the fire, but could not get in touch with an operator. Now Columbus County Emergency Management says it is investigating what happened. Full story...
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