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Salvage yard burns in Winnabow

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videoFirefighters have had a long night in Brunswick County trying to reign in a fire at an auto salvage yard. It happened at Cadillac Heaven Auto Salvage Yard on Maco Road in Winnabow. Full story...
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Firefighters struggle to control Brunswick County fire

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videoFirefighters are having a tough time getting the upper hand on a fire that's been burning in Brunswick County since last Monday. Full story...
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Fire destroys Navassa home

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videoA fire tore through a Brunswick County family's home yesterday afternoon. Firefighters responded to the call around five p.m. Sunday in the 200-block of Broadway Street in Navassa. Full story...
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70-acre fire still causing problems

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Fire officials say that most of the flames are gone but the smoke won't dissipate anytime soon. The state's Division of Forest Resources says the rain showers over the past few days have done nothing to reduce the smoke, and they can't tell how long it will linger. Full story...
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Firefighters contain Brunswick County fire

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videoFirefighters are still working to put out a fire that broke out Monday night in Brunswick County. The fire has burned nearly 70 acres of forest land near the Lakewood Community in Shallotte. Full story...
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Brunswick County brush fire erupts days after burning ban lift

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Just days after the state lifted its burning ban a brush fire swept through about 50 acres of forest in Brunswick County. Full story...
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3 teens arrested in Pender High School fire

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Three teenagers have been arrested in connection with a fire that caused property damage on the Pender High School campus back in early August. Full story...
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Apartments under repair after fires

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The Canterbury Woods apartment complex is under repair, after a fire there. A fire this past July damaged eight apartments in the complex. Full story...
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Investigators: Apartment fire could have been prevented

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videoInvestigators say the fire started when someone threw a lit cigarette into the mulch near a building at Abbott's Run. But officials say that kind of combustible material shouldn't have been near the building in the first place. Full story...
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Fire evacuates a dozen Wilmington apartments

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videoAt least a dozen apartments were ruined by a fire that tore through a Wilmington complex this afternoon. Some residents of Abbott's Run say the fire ruined practically everything they had. Without renter's insurance, many are left wondering how to replace what the blaze destroyed. Full story...
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WFD Chief Hill stepping down

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There's a major change coming at the top of the Wilmington fire department. Chief Sam Hill is stepping down next March. It will likely mean significant changes, changes that some say are long overdue. Full story...
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City adds more firefighters

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videoThe City of Wilmington will soon be adding more than a dozen new firefighters to its force, but first the men and women have to go through months of rigorous training. That training started Tuesday in the classroom. But in the weeks to come, the rookie firefighters will have to endure much more -- for little money. Full story...
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Junior firefighter faces arson charges

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A junior firefighter from Brunswick County is facing criminal charges. The crime: arson. Seventeen-year-old volunteer firefighter Leroy Jolly Jr. is accused of setting two fires in Boiling Spring Lakes this month. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach fire leaves many homeless

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videoA fire at a Wrightsville Beach apartment house has left a number of people homeless. Investigators say a pot of cigarette butts ignited on the third floor deck. The fire quickly spread to the vinyl siding of the house. Full story...
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High temperatures dangerous for firefighters

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videoOn hot days like this, hot jobs can sometimes be dangerous. Firefighters may have the toughest job around on days like this, packing on heavy gear to protect themselves in a fire. Full story...
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