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Archive for April, 2012

Wilmington Fire Department brings the fight to a brush fire

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

WILMINGTON NC (WWAY) — A brush fire started Monday afternoon in the woods near 17th Street and George Anderson Drive.

What started as a small fire grew to about 60 acres, causing evacuations and damaging three homes.

The Wilmington Fire department rolled out with all they had and thanks to an array of resources they knew where to take the fight.

“As you can see all this area here is already burned out we’re really not too concerned about that because it’s not going to go anywhere we are trying to get to the head of the fire.”

It was a rough day but by 8 pm good news, word came down that the fight was going their way.

Battalion Chief Tim Smith made the announcement.

“I just checked in with the command post this fire is 90 percent contained the Forestry Service has lines all the way around the fire.”

All in all it was an enormous effort 75 or so fire fighters with more coming in to replace those leaving. The work of 12 fire companies 9 support vehicles and of course the NC Forestry Service especially their air support.

It is good news but Battalion Chief Smith says this is not the all clear.

“This fire is going to be smoldering for weeks unless we get a significant down pour so you are going to see smoke in this area for quite some time.”

While the fire is contained winds could rebuild the flames. One threat that remains is smoke, Battalion Chief Smith says people in the area who suffer from respiratory problems should remain indoors.

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BREAKING: Pine Valley fire completely contained

Monday, April 16th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Wilmington Fire Department and NC Forestry Service are fighting a woods fire off of George Anderson and 17th St. near Independence Blvd.

Units on scene say the fire spread to about 50 to 60 acres.

15 homes were evacuated and three homes on Charles Payne Drive suffered minimal damages. At this time firefighters are letting everyone back into their homes.

A viewer emailed us to report he smelled smoke in the area around 2:30 this afternoon, saw smoke by 4:30 p.m. and flames at 5:30 p.m.

The fire is also near the Cameron Art Museum, which was asked to evacuate.

Helicopters have been dropping water and the fire which is now contained.

Officials say a homeless person may have started the fire and no shelters are expected to open.

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Officials say south Wilmington blaze 90 percent contained

Monday, April 16th, 2012

By 7 p.m., firefighters had the part of the blaze that was threatening Jeb Stuart Drive under control though the flames spread elsewhere.

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Residents get OK to return home after blaze

Monday, April 16th, 2012

By 7 p.m., firefighters had the part of the blaze that was threatening Jeb Stuart Drive under control though the flames spread elsewhere.

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Officials say south Wilmington blaze 50 percent contained

Monday, April 16th, 2012

By 7 p.m., firefighters had the part of the blaze that was threatening Jeb Stuart Drive under control though the flames spread elsewhere.

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