Wind-fueled fire sweeps through two houses on Hatteras Island

By on December 22, 2018

(Donna Barnett, Island Free Press)

A fire that hit two homes in Hatteras village was put out at 9:30 p.m., more than two hours after it started, with no injuries reported, according to Dare County Fire Marshal Steven Kovacs.

A 911 call was received at 7:04 p.m. Friday night in reference to a residence fire on Empire Gem Lane in Hatteras.

The first engine from the Hatteras Volunteer Fire Department responded within three minutes, and called for a second alarm, which brought crews from the Buxton Volunteer Fire Department and the Frisco Volunteer Fire Department.

Driven by sustained winds of 29 to 34 mph, the fire spread to an adjacent home, but crews were able to put out the second house fire quickly before turning their attention back to the first house.

Read more at the Island Free Press.




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  • Flo

    Good job on triaging that fire. Impressed that you could save anything with that wind and all those exposures!

    Friday, Dec 28 @ 7:47 pm