By Outer Banks Voice on July 11, 2020
The Duck Fire Department was called to a reported structure fire located at 106 Bayberry Drive at 4:57 p.m. on Saturday, July 11. Firefighters arrived to heavy fire throughout the structure. The occupants, including the homeowners, are safe and were not in the home when the fire began.
The fire was contained to the home and no other structures were involved. Firefighters successfully kept the fire from spreading in the face of an intense heat index this afternoon in Duck, with perceived temperatures nearing 101 degrees. One support personnel and one firefighter were treated for heat related illness by Dare County EMS with one person being transported.
The cause of the blaze remains under investigation. Thank you to our mutual aid agencies Southern Shores Volunteer Fire Department, Kitty Hawk Fire Department, Corolla Fire and Rescue, Colington Fire Department and Dare County EMS for assistance on scene.
Update; 7/11/20 Shortly after 7 p.m., the Southern Shores Volunteer Fire Department posted this on its Facebook page.
Early this afternoon, units were dispatched to Duck for a fully involved residential structure fire. Crews are still operating, completing overhaul. The temperature in Duck was approximately 95 degrees today.
Thanks to all the units for their hard work.