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Owner says fire that destroyed business was arson

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After four hours of battling the flames crews finally have extinguished a fire at a Wilmington business. Now a joint task force made up of the Wilmington Fire Department, New Hanover County Fire Rscue and the ATF is trying to figure out what started the fire. Full story...
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Crews battle fires in frigid cold; one home destroyed

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videoThe Wilmington Fire Department quickly put out a fire at a home on N. Kerr Ave. this afternoon. In Columbus County an early-morning fire destroyed a home. Full story...
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THIS DAY IN HISTORY: 1934 fire devastates Wrightsville Beach

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videoIt's a long ago event few people are left to remember, but 80 years ago today the complexion of one of our area's most popular beaches was changed forever. On Jan. 28, 1934, winter winds fanned a fire at Wrightsville Beach that devastated the popular resort town. In the end, more than 100 buildings were reduced to ashes, including the iconic Oceanic Hotel. Full story...
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Cary wants to know how dried human poop burned

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Officials in Cary are trying to determine how five tons of dried human waste caught fire and burned. Full story...
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Family escapes house fire in New Hanover County

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videoAn evening fire damaged a home in the Kings Grant area. New Hanover County firefighters with Wilmington crews assisting say around 8 p.m. Thursday they responded to a home at 1129 Cheryl Lane off of N. Kerr Ave. Full story...
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UPDATE: Crews say house fire suspicious

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Wilmington Fire Department and New Hanover County Fire Department crews are calling a house fire Wednesday night suspicious. Full story...
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Cigarette blamed for apartment fire overnight

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videoThe Wilmington Fire Department says improperly discarded smoking material led to a fire that ripped through an apartment complex overnight that forced nearly 20 people from their homes. Full story...
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Morning fire ruled an accident

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videoThe Wilmington Fire Department says a house fire this early this morning was an accident. Crews responded to the call around 6 a.m. at 1005 N. Kerr Ave. Full story...
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Fire destroys Caswell Beach vacation home

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videoAs they monitored hot spots this morning, firefighters said the important thing to remember is that no one was hurt when flames ripped through a vacation home in Caswell Beach. Full story...
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Car found in flames on Wilmington street sparks fire investigation

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videoA car that was found engulfed flames in the early morning hours Wednesday is left completely destroyed, sparking an investigation into how the fire started. Full story...
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North Topsail Beach home destroyed by fire

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videoAshes and burnt wood litter the ground around a pricey oceanfront North Topsail Beach home that burned down over the weekend. Firefighters say the nine-bedroom, nearly 5,000 square foot home is a total loss. Full story...
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Carolina Beach home destroyed by fire, no one hurt

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videoSteel support beams are all that remains after a fire destroyed a home at 415 Oceana Way early Saturday morning. Geoff Guy says it was a little before 4 a.m. when he woke up, and saw flames had engulfed his next-door-neighbor's home, and were quickly moving toward his home. Full story...
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NEW THIS MORNING: Four escape burning Wilmington home safely

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videoFour people are safe this morning following a fire that sparked while they were inside their Wilmington home overnight. Fire crews say the flames, which were contained to the bedroom where they started, did cause between $25,000 and almost $40,000. Full story...
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Investigators: Could be days before pallet company fire cause determined

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videoFirefighters spent the day dealing with a fire at Walker Pallet Co. near Burgaw. The call came in around 5 a.m. for a fire in the pallet yard behind the business. Full story...
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House fire kills three pets

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videoA house fire in Wilmington took the lives of three pets Wednesday. Wilmington firefighters said just after 9 p.m., a small fire started in the front room of a home on the 100 block of Glendale Drive near Castle Hayne. Full story...
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