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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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No one hurt in apartment fire

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Wilmington firefighters responded to an apartment fire at 1328 Wellington Ave. around 6:19 this morning. The fire was quickly knocked down and contained to the area where it started. Full story...
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Overnight fire kills paraplegic

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A Brunswick County man is dead after an early-morning house fire. Sheriff's deputies are investigating the fire that happened before 2 a.m. off Hewett-Burton Road near Leland. Full story...
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Fire contained at Archer Daniels Midland plant in Southport

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At about 11:30 a.m., employees at ADM noticed smoke near the yeast drying system of the facility's CitriStim animal feed ingredient production area. The fire suppression system was activated, and the production area was evacuated. Full story...
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9,500 acres burned as 150 fight blaze

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A county emergency official said the wildfire near Camp Lejeune has grown to 9.500 acres. He said the good news is that blaze was partially contained, about 35 percent. Nearly 150 firefighters are assisting. Full story...
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UPDATE: Lejeune fire forces three schools, stretch of US 17 to close

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A fire at Camp Lejeune has force the Onslow County School District to close two schools. Dixon High School and Dixon Middle School closed at 11 a.m. because of problems with smoke. The district later decided to close Dixon Elementary School at 2 p.m. Also, a statement from Camp Lejeune says US 17 is closed between High Hill Road to the north and NC 172 to the south. Full story...
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