Housing found for lifeguards left homeless by KDH fire

By on August 5, 2022

(Photo credit: William Alvarado)

Update: The Town of Nags Head posted this information about the affected lifeguards finding new lodging.  “Thank you, Stan White for finding housing for our lifeguards. And thank yo,u Mike Siers for your help in making this happen.”

GoFundMe started for lifeguards left homeless by fire

Update: Nags Head Fire Rescue posted this information about helping those affected by the Aug. 5 fire in Kill Devil Hills. A GoFundMe campaign started has also been started.

Eight of our lifeguards lost all of their belongings when the house they were staying in caught fire. Two were injured. Our community is amazing, and we appreciate all the love and support being shown to our Ocean Rescue members. We are still looking for house for these guards. Please contact Ocean Rescue Captain Chad Motz at chad.motz@nagsheadnc.gov. Gofundme: Nags Head Lifeguards home destroyed by fire, organized by Shawn Kenny


KDH fire does extensive damage, two suffer smoke inhalation
(Town of Kill Devil Hills)

On August 5, at 1:04 a.m., Kill Devil Hills Fire Department fire crews responded to a report of a structure fire, on the rear decks in the 200 block of North Memorial Boulevard. Fire crews from Colington and Kitty Hawk Fire Departments responded to the incident.

The Kill Devil Hills Police Department and Dare County EMS were on scene and assisted in the operation. The fire was extinguished and there is extensive damage to the structure. Everyone got out of the structure safe. There were two injuries due to smoke inhalation and they are being treated.

The Kill Devil Hills Fire Marshal, John Risoldi Sr. is investigating to determine the fire’s origin and cause.






  • Blind Eye

    3 fires in one week in summer employee housing……. Time for inspections or is it user error…. How about uninspected electric wiring in airbnbs and costruction of no permit uninspected additions of airbnbs in Dare County……Now we have a real problem…..Also more bedrooms than septic permits allow on the property as well as unpaid property tax for additions to the property….Everyone just close your eyes ,when you open them it will be worse……Money grab/clown show….welcome to the obx

    Saturday, Aug 6 @ 6:29 am
  • Jackie Callahan

    We lost our co-ownership home on 6/13/2022 due to a faulty outside outlet. Now the association for our area is requiring an inspection of outside outlets every 3 years. Personally I think all outlets outside/in the home should be inspected. I do not want anyone to go through a fire that could be prevented. Way too many fires in the OBX this year. And then there is a realtor who’s ad states OBX is on fire! And the ad appeared on a page where another fire had burned the place down.

    Saturday, Aug 6 @ 4:06 pm
  • Steven

    Why do folks insist on grilling on decks, two structure fires in one week

    Tuesday, Aug 9 @ 12:27 pm