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Mixed news for southern California

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For much of southern California, there's mixed news. While there is some progress fighting the wildfires, some spots continue to burn out of control. Elsewhere, people are returning to their homes. Full story...
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Bush tours California wildfire damage

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President Bush toured the damage caused by the California wildfires Thursday. Federal and local authorities have also indicated that some of the wildfires were caused by arson. Full story...
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Bush ramps up federal aid for California

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President Bush today dramatically ramped up federal aid for California's wildfire victims. He will inspect the damage personally Thursday. Full story...
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Firefighters to hold fund raiser ball

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The Wilmington Professional Firefighters Association is holding a big fund raiser Friday night in downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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Rapping firefighters teach kids

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What's the best way to reach today's youth? Rap music? Full story...
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Firefighters deliver meals, fix smoke detectors

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videoIt's fire prevention week. Local fire departments are promoting several events and educational opportunities, but that's not all. Some firefighters are going above and beyond the call of duty. Full story...
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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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