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Fire officials say that most of the flames are gone but the smoke won't dissipate anytime soon. The state's Division of Forest Resources says the rain showers over the past few days have done nothing to reduce the smoke, and they can't tell how long it will linger.
Just days after the state lifted its burning ban a brush fire swept through about 50 acres of forest in Brunswick County.
Three teenagers have been arrested in connection with a fire that caused property damage on the Pender High School campus back in early August.
The Canterbury Woods apartment complex is under repair, after a fire there. A fire this past July damaged eight apartments in the complex.
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.
The 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.