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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.
Fire officials responded to Canterbury Woods around 11:45 p.m. after a resident called police. Officials say none of the apartments were destroyed, but eight of them will need extensive repairs.
The Wilmington Fire Department has a new addition to its firefighting fleet. The Atlantic Six is the fire department's new multi-use fire boat.
There's been some controversy surrounding the Wilmington fire department over the last few weeks. Firefighters asked the city council for higher wages and more help, but did they come through? The City says they did grant these requests, giving Wilmington firefighters a salary boost and much-needed trainers to help them do what they do best.