Extensive damage, no injuries reported in KDH fire

By on June 23, 2021

(Nags Head Fire Department photo)

Three local fire departments quickly put out a house fire early Wednesday, but it left behind extensive damage. No one was hurt.

The Kill Devil Hills Fire Department responded to a report of the fire around the 900 block of W. Martin Street shortly after 2 a.m. Fire crews from Colington and Nags Head Fire Departments, along with the Kill Devil Hills Police Department and Dare County EMS also responded.

“When the first unit arrived on the scene, there was fire coming through the roof and eaves of the garage. The fire was extinguished; however, extensive damage occurred to the structure,” the KDH Fire Department reported.

The American Red Cross was notified to assist the occupants.

The Kill Devil Hills Fire Marshal is investigating to determine how the fire started.





  • Stan Clough

    Thanks to all involved that responded to this fire. Thanks to my neighbors for banging on the door to wake me and my 2 tenants so we could get out
    ! As I left my front door to exit down the steps the heat from fire was intense.
    Vinyl siding was warming up. Lots of real drama ! I know the fire crews do this all the time and handle it well. If they had not arrived when they did my home was in danger. Thankfully all I got is some melted siding and windows.
    Thanks KDH PD, and Fire many groups that came ! A job well done !

    Wednesday, Jun 23 @ 2:27 pm
  • JOHN J

    It is time for the building codes to be modified to require sprinklers in larger homes.
    Sprinklers save lives and minimize damage to the structure and surrounding structures.

    Thursday, Jun 24 @ 7:28 am
  • Stan Clough

    In the 18 bedroom I can say that sprinklers would have been a good idea. Look at the volume of structure of wood ! A bonfire ready to go. We are human. People on vacation do stupid things, someone did something and a “burning man house ” went up in flame.
    The fire in this subject was in a 1970 modified trailer with a house on top of sorts. I am truly sorry for my neighbors problems and wish them well

    Thursday, Jun 24 @ 8:31 pm
  • Stan Clough

    When I have traveled I explored other construction methods. Many make fun of us for building houses of wood that can burn. Why do we do it ? Instead of current thought build fire proof concrete homes like the rest of the world.

    Thursday, Jun 24 @ 8:41 pm