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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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Southport Police offering reward for arson information

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The Southport Police Department is offering a $1,000 reward, for information in a string of arsons. Full story...
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Robeson residents evacuated as crews fight woods fire

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Robeson County officials evacuated as many as 40 homes as a wildfire that had been controlled sprang to life and burned 100 to 200 acres of woods. Full story...
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Detectives investigating Pender High School fire

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Detectives are investigating Thursday morning's fire at Pender High School. Around two a.m. five unidentified people went onto the campus and burned down a mobile classroom. Full story...
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Cape Fear Red Cross looking for volunteers

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When a disaster like a fire strikes they jump into action. But the American Red Cross says it is in need of volunteers. Saturday the Cape Fear chapter recruited nearly 20 new volunteers. They attended training sessions, including several courses on mass care and shelter operations. Full story...
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Residents recovering from apartment fire

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videoResidents are still trying to pick up the pieces from last week's fire at another Wilmington apartment complex. It happened late Thursday night at Canturbury Woods. Full story...
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New Hanover County gets four new fire trucks

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There are four new fire engines in New Hanover County. Wrightsboro Volunteer Fire Department is kicking their 1965 model engine 13 to the curb. It's replacement is a 2007 Pierce Dash fire truck. Full story...
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Fire damages apartment complex

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Fire officials responded to Canterbury Woods around 11:45 p.m. after a resident called police. Officials say none of the apartments were destroyed, but eight of them will need extensive repairs. Full story...
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Wilmington Fire Department gets new boat

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The Wilmington Fire Department has a new addition to its firefighting fleet. The Atlantic Six is the fire department's new multi-use fire boat. Full story...
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Local business destroyed in fire

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videoA fire early Sunday morning left a local business in ruins and investigators trying to figure out how it happened. Business co-owner Corey Heim said, "There's absolutely nothing left. It's completely 100 percent destroyed." Full story...
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