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A junior firefighter from Brunswick County is facing criminal charges. The crime: arson. Seventeen-year-old volunteer firefighter Leroy Jolly Jr. is accused of setting two fires in Boiling Spring Lakes this month.
The Southport Police Department is offering a $1,000 reward, for information in a string of arsons.
Robeson County officials evacuated as many as 40 homes as a wildfire that had been controlled sprang to life and burned 100 to 200 acres of woods.
Detectives are investigating Thursday morning's fire at Pender High School. Around two a.m. five unidentified people went onto the campus and burned down a mobile classroom.
When a disaster like a fire strikes they jump into action. But the American Red Cross says it is in need of volunteers. Saturday the Cape Fear chapter recruited nearly 20 new volunteers. They attended training sessions, including several courses on mass care and shelter operations.
There are four new fire engines in New Hanover County. Wrightsboro Volunteer Fire Department is kicking their 1965 model engine 13 to the curb. It's replacement is a 2007 Pierce Dash fire truck.