No one injured in CHNS car fire

By on September 10, 2021

(Cape Hatteras National Seashore)

Firefighter from Avon Volunteer Fire Department works to put out vehicle fire. Cape Hatteras National Seashore appreciates their quick and professional response. (NPS Photo)

This morning, on Sept. 10, Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS) law enforcement rangers and the Avon Volunteer Fire Department responded to a significant off-road vehicle (ORV) fire near the exit to Ramp 38, located just south of Avon, North Carolina. No injuries were reported.

“The Seashore strongly recommends that tire pressure be lowered to at least 20 psi before driving on designated ORV routes in order to decrease stress on vehicles and help maintain travel conditions for other drivers,” stated David Hallac, superintendent, National Parks of Eastern North Carolina. “Fortunately, passengers in this destroyed vehicle smelled smoke and quickly got out before sustaining serious injuries.”

 

 

 




Comments

  • Bud

    This happens numerous times every tourist season,the reason is laziness and ignorance. Folks complain about having to air down and back up.
    Once the transmission spews it’s fluid, there is no stopping the fire.

    Saturday, Sep 11 @ 6:42 am
  • hightider

    And these are the same people who want you to pull them out instead of calling the tow truck. Learn to drive on sand or go home.

    Saturday, Sep 11 @ 8:18 pm
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