Fire destroys Manteo Furniture Warehouse 

By on February 27, 2024

(Photo credit: Ken Daniels)
(Photo credit: Penny Twiddy)
(Photo credit: Samuel King/ WTKR)
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Firefighters from Dare, Currituck and Tyrrell counties respond to Manns Harbor blaze

Update: On the night of Feb. 27, Ken Daniels, vice-president of Manteo Furniture and Appliance posted this message on Facebook.

Fire destroyed our Manns Harbor warehouse today, but fortunately no injuries to employees, neighbors and firefighters. This was only part of our operation where we stored upholstery and casegoods. Appliances and bedding are kept in another warehouse. We will be open for business as usual tomorrow and will restock furniture asap. Appliance and bedding deliveries will continue as scheduled. Thanks to the firefighters from every department in Dare County, Tyrell County and even some from Currituck County. They had a difficult time battling without municipal water. (Water would unlikely make a difference in the outcome, but would have made their job easier.). Thanks to EMS and Emergency Management as well as everyone who reached out with their support!

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A fire that broke out at about 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 27 destroyed the Manteo Furniture & Appliance warehouse in Manns Harbor, according to Dare County Emergency Management Director Drew Pearson.

Fortunately, no one was injured by the blaze that engulfed the 10,000-square-foot facility and Pearson said no other structures were involved.

Calling it an “amazing response,” Pearson reported that firefighters from Tyrrell and Currituck Counties responded to the blaze, as well as Dare County units “from Hatteras all the way to Duck.”Those responders either went directly to the scene or backed up other departments that sent out their firefighters. Pearson said the fire was now completely contained.

While Pearson added “there is no indication of what started the fire,” at this point, he noted that Dare County Fire Marshall Steven Kovacs would begin an investigation.



Comments

  • Shirley McGee

    Did this warehouse equity with a fire protection system? Just so very sad and a miracle no one was injured. Thank God👨‍🚒🙏🏻👨‍🚒🙏🏻

    Tuesday, Feb 27 @ 9:45 pm
  • Amanda

    Thank you to all the brave firefighters! Most of you are volunteers, please know you are appreciated!

    Wednesday, Feb 28 @ 7:18 am