Multiple crews respond to large residential fire in Harbinger

By on June 16, 2022

Currituck County Department of Fire and EMS

Just after lunchtime yesterday, June 15th, units from Currituck County Department of Fire and EMS, Lower Currituck Fire Rescue, Crawford Township Volunteer Fire Department Currituck, NC., Moyock Volunteer Fire Department, and Currituck County Sheriff’s Office were alerted for a reported residential structure fire in the 100-Block of Waterside Drive in Harbinger with possibly a person trapped on the second floor. Initial reports were that the home was fully involved. Due to the proximity of the dispatch address to the Dare County line, Southern Shores Volunteer Fire Department, Kitty Hawk Fire Department, Kill Devil Hills Fire Department, Corolla Fire & Rescue Squad, and Duck Fire Department were requested to respond.

On arrival, crews reported a large (4000-5000 square foot) home nearly fully involved. It was immediately confirmed that everyone was out of the home. Due to the volume of fire and the structural instability, a defensive suppression operation was initiated.

Units operated on scene for the rest of the day to ensure that all hot spots were extinguished and that the building was safe for investigators.

The American Red Cross was contacted to assist the occupants. Unfortunately, there is a family pet unaccounted for. One firefighter was transported to an area hospital for heat exhaustion.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.





  • Bobbi

    I don’t know how much of a difference it would have made, but the first fire truck did not arrive until smoke and flames had been visible for over an hour.

    Thursday, Jun 16 @ 3:33 pm
  • Sal

    This has not been confirmed, but there are reports that the firefighters had difficulty getting water from the nearest fire hydrant. If that’s true, it makes one wonder what inspections and testing the county does on its hydrants.

    Friday, Jun 17 @ 8:50 am
  • Scott

    I’d like to see the CAD log. “Over an hour” probably means 15 minutes.

    Friday, Jun 17 @ 8:59 am
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