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Fire

Woman charged in Durham apartment arson

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A Guilford County woman has been charged with setting a fire that damaged 18 apartments in Durham and displaced dozens of people from their homes. Full story...
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Lightning strikes home on Bald Head Island

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videoA community is in shock after lightning strikes a home and causes it to catch fire. Full story...
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Investigators say fire victim killed self

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Investigators say a fire yesterday where a man was found dead was intentionally set. They also say the victim, George West Paylor, killed himself. Full story...
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WFD: 'Unusual circumstances' surround fire death

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A Wilmington Fire Department spokesman says there are "unusual circumstances" surrounding a house fire where a man was found dead today. Full story...
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WFD investigates arson at Market Street car lot

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Wilmington firefighters are investigating a suspected arson at a used car lot on Market Street. It happened last night just after 11:30 p.m. Full story...
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Ogden Park back open

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Ogden Park is back open after a brush fire earlier this week. Firefighters say that visibility has improved. Full story...
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Ogden Park partially reopened after fire, as crews target hot spots

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video The flames are out, but neighbors of New Hanover County's Ogden Park are still feeling the effects of what a lightning-sparked blaze last night left behind. Part of Ogden Park reopened today, as the North Carolina Forest Service spent the day clearing debris and checking for hot spots. Full story...
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Crews contain flames on shrimp boat

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Fire crews battled flames last night on a shrimp boat in the Seabreeze community. Full story...
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Refrigerator blamed for 8th Street fire

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The Wilmington Fire Department says a fire this morning at 1022 S. 8th St. started from an electrical short in and around a refrigerator powered by an extension cord. Full story...
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Neighbors save woman from apartment fire

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video Investigators say an apartment fire off Wrightsville Avenue last night quickly filled the home with smoke, with one woman still inside. Before firefighters could arrive, neighbors jumped to action. Full story...
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Firefighters save six pets from burning house

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video Firefighters contained a morning house fire to one bedroom limiting the damage inside. But it's what else the firefighters saved that have the residents thankful. Full story...
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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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