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  • Fallen Firefighter Memorial Fundraiser

    Trolley Stop Fundraiser - Saturday, August 26th

    The Wilmington Fire Department would like to announce that on Saturday, August 26th from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., local business owner, Rich Walsh, will generously donate fifty percent of all sales from the Trolley Stop located at 4502 Fountain Drive.

    08/22/2017 2:42 PM

  • Station 8 - C Shift

    Roll-In Ceremony for Engine #8

    Today at Fire Station #8, the Wilmington Fire Department held its traditional “roll-in” ceremony for the new Engine 8. The roll-in ceremony is a brief informal tradition in which fire department personnel “push” the apparatus into its new station.

    08/15/2017 4:36 PM

  • Structure Fire - 1601 Forbes Court

    Wilmington Fire personnel responded to a residential structure fire on Monday at 1601 Forbes Court.

    08/09/2017 8:40 AM


    Assistant Chief Promotion

    The Wilmington Fire Department would like to announce that Battalion Chief Rick Pearsall has been promoted to Assistant Chief effective Monday, July 24.

    07/26/2017 9:08 AM

  • Natural Gas Leak

    On July 18th at approximately 5:30 p.m., Wilmington fire personnel responded to the scene of a gas leak at 2nd and Grace Streets.

    07/26/2017 8:52 AM

  • Natural Gas Leak

    Units with the Wilmington Fire Department are on the scene of an active natural gas leak at the intersection of Second and Grace Streets.

    07/19/2017 8:15 AM

  • Thunderstorms

    Today’s afternoon thunderstorms caused many of your Wilmington Fire personnel to respond to several calls for service.

    07/19/2017 8:05 AM

  • 200 Williamson Drive

    At 11:17 AM Friday June 30th, Wilmington Fire Department units responded to a structure fire (duplex) in the 200 block of Williamson Drive. Upon arrival fire personnel reported having a working structure fire with both flames and smoke showing.

    07/03/2017 8:17 AM

  • Chief Mason

    Historic Day at WFD

    This is a historic day for the Wilmington Fire Department. Assistant Chief Jon Mason was promoted this morning to Deputy Fire Chief.

    06/26/2017 11:00 AM

  • Residential Structure Fire- 5831 Michelle Drive

    Wilmington Fire personnel are on scene of a residential structure fire on Michelle Drive. There were working fire conditions on first arrival and crews are making an attack on the fire at this time.

    06/22/2017 11:28 AM

  • Overturned 18 Wheeler

    Wilmington Fire Department units are on scene at 354 Raleigh St. for an overturned 18 wheeler. The truck has spilled some of its cargo.

    06/20/2017 8:22 AM

  • WFD Expands Child Safety Seat Program

    The Wilmington Fire Department Expands Child Safety Seat Program WFD Stations are available from 9:00-11:30 and 1:30-4:00 daily.

    06/08/2017 4:58 PM

  • Commercial Structure Fire

    WFD fire crews are on the scene of a commercial fire at 720 N. 6th Street.

    06/08/2017 4:52 PM

  • Fire Station rendering

    WFD breaks ground for new station 5

    The WFD broke ground on June 7 for the new Station 5 on Shipyard Blvd

    06/06/2017 10:11 AM

  • 1210 Lilac Court residential structure fire

    Wilmington Fire units were dispatched to 1210 Lilac court this morning for a reported residential structure fire. On arrival units reported working fire conditions with moderate smoke coming from a single story residential duplex structure.

    04/24/2017 9:25 AM

  • Two houses on fire

    Upon arrival flames and smoke were showing from the rear of the structure at 509 N 8th which had extended to the vinyl siding and into the attic space of the adjacent structure at 507 N. 8th.

    04/24/2017 9:21 AM

  • Residential Fire

    Wilmington Fire personnel responded Sunday night April 16 at approximately 08:00 PM to a single family residential structure fire at 201 Kidder St. Fire crews arrived to heavy flames showing from the rear of the building. First arriving crews pulled fire attack lines and started fire control.

    04/18/2017 10:55 AM

  • 1017 Francis Marion Drive

    Wilmington Fire Department responded to a fully involved residential structure fire at 1017 Francis Marion Drive on Friday April 7 around 05:00 in the afternoon. Upon arrival units began a defensive fire attack operation on the structure while protecting exposures.

    04/10/2017 3:03 PM

  • 2500 Wrightsville Ave.

    Wilmington Fire Department crews arrived on-scene of a structure fire involving a detached garage behind a residence in the 2500 block of Wrightsville Ave. on Thursday April 6 around 06:00 AM. Upon arrival the garage was fully involved along with two vehicles inside the garage.

    04/10/2017 2:53 PM

  • Two Sunday Night Fires

    The Wilmington Fire Department responded to two fires Sunday night

    03/06/2017 8:24 AM