By Submitted Story on August 5, 2022
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.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Gofundme: Nags Head Lifeguards home destroyed by fire, organized by Shawn Kenny
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.