Kudos to crucial first responder at Nags Head fire

By on August 15, 2020

Sgt. Chase Tadlock (Nags Head Police Department)

Update 8/15 at 10 am: On its Facebook page, the Nags Head Police Department is citing the officer who was literally the first responder at the Nags Head fire yesterday. “Great job by Sgt. Chase Tadlock at yesterday’s cottage row fire. He was first on scene and made entry to the home. After making sure the occupants were safe he backed out and was able to give responding units critical information.”

No one injured in Nags Head blaze

(Nags Head Fire and Rescue)

Update 8/14 at 5:15 pm: From NAGS HEAD FIRE AND RESCUE Facebook page: SHOTS FROM ABOVE. Photo of our fire and response from the 4000 block of S Virginia Dare Trail. This ocean front home is located in the historic beach district of Cottage Row in Nags Head. These historic beach houses are constructed of rustic cypress shingles, pitched roofs, and angular wrap around porches and some date back to the 1800’s. Great job by firefighters today on the save of this historic home.
Update 8/14 at 3:15 pm: This information was released by the Town of Nags Head.
Nags Head Fire and Rescue responded to a house fire today at approximately 12:50 pm at 4047 South Virginia Dare Trail.  The house was occupied at the time, but all residents and their pets, escaped without injury. Several other local public safety departments assisted in the response.  The fire was brought under control and the cause is under investigation. More information will be released as it becomes available.



(Photo by Tommy Heart)

8/14 at 1:46 pm: Nags Head Fire and Rescue, as well as several other local fire departments, are responding to a fire in a home at 4047 South Virginia Dare Trail in Nags Head. This photo of the blaze was taken from a nearby vantage point. More details when they become available.


  • tim

    I hope the rain that started shortly after the fire help put it out.

    Friday, Aug 14 @ 2:25 pm
  • lippy

    Great job Sgt Tadlock.
    What most folks don’t realize, police are almost always first on the scene to assist and assess those in need.
    It takes more time for fire dept to gear up and get the rig out.
    God Bless our first responders.

    Sunday, Aug 16 @ 9:39 am