Wilmington HotelsWilmington AdvertiseWilmington AttractionsWilmington BeachesWilmington Business DirectoryWilmingtonWilmingtonWilmington GolfWilmington JobsWilmington NewsWilmington DiningWilmington Weather
     

 

 

Wilmington, NC News

  Free Wilmington Travel Guide!

Archive for August, 2014

UPDATE: Lightning likely cause of flames at St. James Plantation home

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Lightning is likely to blame for flames that sparked at a St. James Plantation home late last night, according to the fire marshal leading the investigation.

Brunswick County Fire Marshal Scott Garner says the fire started around 10:45 p.m. at the home at 4420 Midshipman Court, which is inside the gated community there. Dispatchers say the initial call came from a neighbor, who they say reported seeing a lightning strike just before flames started coming from the attic.

Garner says when firefighters first got to the scene, they spotted smoke coming from the roof. Dispatchers say several fire crews responded to the scene, including St. James, Sunny Point, Southport, Bolivia, and Oak Island fire departments.

Dispatchers say no one was hurt in the fire, and investigators do not believe anyone was home when the flames started. Garner says though it appears that lightning caused the fire, crews will be further investigating throughout the day today. He also says the home is likely a total loss.

Still0819_00002.jpg

More: continued here

First Alert Forecast: hot with a storm risk

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Fronts and disturbances may occasionally trigger cooling storms, but for most of this week, southeastern North Carolina will feel the influence of a hot high pressure system. Stay rested and hydrated!

More: continued here

St. James house fire almost out; crews still on scene

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Firefighters are still on the scene of a massive house fire, possibly caused by a lightning strike, near the St. James Marina in Brunswick County.

More: continued here

Crews battle house fire in St. James

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Firefighters are currently battling a massive house fire near the St. James Marina in Brunswick County.

More: continued here

UNCW’s Interim Chancellor explains plans for university

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

As 1,400 UNCW students flood to campus to start their fall semester, Interim Chancellor Bill Sederburg is also getting ready to start to his job.

More: continued here

 

Archives

News provided by WWAY NewsChannel 3 and the StarNewsOnline

|Home| |Events| |Attractions| |Accommodations| |Restaurants| |Golf| |Beaches| |Jobs| |Getting Here| |Climate| |Directory| |News| |Advertise| |Contact Us|

 
 
  Welcome to Wilmington, North Carolina