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Fire destroys Shallotte home

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A fire in Shallotte Thursday night left destroyed a home. The home, at the 1000 block of Hale Swamp Road, was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived around 10 p.m. Full story...
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Woman dies in afternoon house fire

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Firefighters say they put out the fire within three minutes arriving. During a search, they found Donna Byrd Hambrick, 47, in a bedroom. Full story...
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Knock on door alerts man to early-morning house fire

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A Wilmington man is homeless after an early morning house fire. Firefighters say the fire started a few minutes after midnight in the back corner of the home at 103 Wayne Drive. Full story...
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Fire damages downtown Wilmington home

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An afternoon fire damaged a house in downtown Wilmington. The Wilmington Fire Department says no one was at the home in the 900 block of North 5th Avenue when it started. Full story...
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Lightning sparks house fires in Oak Island

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video Lightning is to blame for three house fires last night in Oak Island. One vacation home, valued at nearly $1 million, is considered a total loss. Full story...
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House fire kills 82-year-old, granddaughter escapes

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An elderly woman is dead after an early-morning house fire, but her granddaughter made it out safely. Full story...
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Woman taken to the hospital after fire destroys home

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EMS took a Wilmington woman to the hospital, after a fire destroyed her home. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Mom says work for airline led to quick action in bus fire

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video A Brunswick County bus driver was called a hero after everyone escape unharmed from a bus fire yesterday. Today, some people say there were other heroes on board who helped get everyone to safety. The quick thinking of one parent chaperone may have saved a busload of children after she realized the bus they were riding on was on fire. Full story...
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Pine Valley fire continues to smolder

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Wilmington firefighters warn hot spots in Pine Valley will be a danger until it rains. They responded to calls of heavy smoke and fire this morning. Full story...
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UPDATE: Pine Valley fire contained

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video The Wilmington Fire Department says the brush fire at 17th street between Independence Blvd. and George Anderson Dr. is now contained. This does not mean that the fire is extinguished and crews are still concerned about possible hot spots and unburned fuel in the fire area. Full story...
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Driver's quick thinking credited with saving lives in bus fire

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video A scary field trip for students in Brunswick County, when their activity bus caught fire on the way back to school. It happened this afternoon near NC 87 and Funston Road. Forty people from Leland Middle School were on the activity bus. Full story...
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Firefighters reign in train-sparked wildfire

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With the fire season just getting underway both New Hanover and Pender Counties have already seen their fair share of flashing lights. Full story...
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Pine Valley fire completely contained

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The Wilmington Fire Department and NC Forestry Service are fighting a woods fire off of George Anderson and 17th St. near Independence Blvd. Full story...
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UPDATE: Pender wildfire contained

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For the second spring in a row, there is a wildfire burning in the Holly Shelter Game Land. This time it's significantly smaller and continues to weaken. Full story...
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House fire kills two, little girl survives

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Authorities say two people died in a fire in Union, and a 1-year-old girl only survived because a neighbor kicked in a door and brought her to safety. Full story...
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