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Fire

Live Oak fire update

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NC Forest Service uses heavy equipment to fight wildfire in Bladen County. Full story...
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Cigarette blamed for fire that killed Wilmington man

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An elderly man is dead after an afternoon fire in Wilmington, and investigators say an improperly discarded cigarette was the cause. Full story...
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Fire at firefighter's home ruled an accident

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Fire Marshal Raymond Griswold says the fire on Champlain Drive in New Hanover County is still under investigation. At this point, though, investigators believe it started in the attic, but they are not sure how. Full story...
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Family, piece of World Trade Center unharmed in fire that destroyed home

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video A man who risked his life as a New York firefighter at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, is now homeless. Flames engulfed his home in New Hanover County this morning, and investigators are still trying to figure out why. Full story...
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Onslow County couple charged with fireworks fire

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The fire started Sunday night when a couple was using fireworks in their back yard in the Half Moon area. Full story...
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Bladen County wildfire destroys homes; burns 1,300 acres

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videoSome of the attention involving wildfires in our area has now shifted to Bladen County. Work crews for North Carolina Forest Services are trying to contain a fire that is believed to have started because of lightning that struck Monday night. That fire has now burned a large section of land near White Oak and has destroyed at least three homes. Full story...
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Woman died from injuries suffered in fire

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The New Hanover County fire marshal says Laura Martin, 51, died at the North Carolina Burn Center in Chapel Hill. Full story...
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Fire in Dare County fills our air with smoke

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The smoke that's filling our air is not from a fire in our area but from a wildfire up the coast in Dare County. Full story...
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Three family members die in Lincolnton fire

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Three people have been killed in a fire at a mobile home near Lincolnton. Full story...
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US 264 in Dare County now open daylight hours

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Fire officials battling a long-running blaze near Stumpy Point in Dare County have opened U.S. Highway 264 for the first time in three weeks. Full story...
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