By Outer Banks Voice on June 26, 2014
A sport utility vehicle traveling on the Currituck Outer Banks beach caught fire Wednesday afternoon.
The occupants escaped without injury.
Carova Beach Volunteer Fire Department officials said it is the third time this summer they have responded to a vehicle fire on the beach.
Overheating of the exhaust system, transmission and engine is common in vehicles trying to drive through the soft sand above the high tide line.