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Lack of hydrants nearby may have doomed house to fire

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videoAs the shell of the home still smolders in Porters Neck, neighbors and firefighters are openly discussing how things could have turned out differently. Despite the fact that the home on Bald Eagle Lane sits just yards from the Intracoastal Waterway, it was a lack of water that ultimately led to its demise. Full story...
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Surf City motel close to reopening building destroyed by fire

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videoPart of a historic motel in Surf City is being rebuilt after a fire earlier this year. Tiffany's motel was a landmark in the town from the 1950s, but in January a fire claimed one of its buildings. Now the rebuilding processes is nearing its end. Full story...
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Homeowner looking for spark in arson cold case

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A Wilmington homeowner is passing out fliers offering a reward for your help to bring an arsonist to justice. John Perkinson says on May 24, 2012, someone set fire to his home in the 100 block of Wayne Drive. Full story...
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Cigarette to blame for Friday fire at Oleander Dr. office

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videoThe Wilmington Fire Department says a fire the damaged an Oleander Drive office building Friday was an accident caused by improperly discarded smoking material. Full story...
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UPDATE: Wilmington home catches fire second time in two days

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videoFirefighters say a Wilmington home that was damaged by flames early Sunday caught fire again early this morning. Crews say they do not believe the fire reignited because of smoldering flames. Full story...
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UPDATE: Office fire may be total loss; Building valued at $1.6 million

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video Crews have an office fire under control at 6329 Oleander Drive. And, all eastbound lanes, and one westbound lane are open. Full story...
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Van destroyed after fire sparks from flammable materials inside

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videoA van is destroyed after firefighters say flames that sparked inside the vehicle almost spread to a nearby house and car early Wednesday morning. Full story...
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Wednesday fire ruled accident, total loss

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videoThe Wilmington Fire Department says a house fire on Grainger Point Road was an accident. Investigators say the fire started in the attic. Full story...
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Southport Fire Chief retiring after 48 years of service

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video After 48 years of service the Southport Fire Chief Greg Cumbee is calling it a career. Full story...
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Fire destroys home on Grainger Point Rd.

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videoThe Wilmington Fire Department says a home at 124 Grainger Point Road appears to be a total loss after a fire this afternoon. Full story...
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Several cars set on fire and vandalized at Isaac's Auto and Towing

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videoThe owner of an auto shop spent his labor day sweeping up glass, and picking through the charred remains of vandalized cars at his shop off Market Street. Owner, Isaac Rodriguez says he just opened his shop a few months ago, but after several cars were vandalized over the weekend, he says he is struggling to pick up the pieces. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Family who lost home in fire could lose temporary shelter

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video A family whose home went up in flames on Friday says they could now be put out on the street because the organization that came to their aid can’t help any longer. Full story...
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Lightning sparks fire in New Hanover County home

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videoWhile most of you may have enjoyed a sunny day on this Labor Day, a stray thunderstorm left one new hanover county home on fire. Full story...
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House fire leaves family of 9 homeless

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videoA housefire off Sandy Bend Road in Rocky Point Friday evening left nine people homeless. Full story...
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REPORT IT: SUV catches fire on Oleander Drive

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videoFirefighters say a woman was taken to the hospital after a SUV caught fire on Oleander Drive in Wilmington. Viewer Lindsay Aponte sent us several photos of the fire. Full story...
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