NPS seeks information on human-caused wildfire fires at Fort Raleigh site

By on April 14, 2024

Photo of one of the two wooded areas impacted by a human-caused fire at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site. (NPS)

(National Park Service) 

National Park Service law enforcement rangers responded on the morning of Sunday, April 14 to a report of two wildfires adjacent to Fort Raleigh National Historic Site’s Freedom Trail. Both fires were safely extinguished and pose no risk to public safety.

Since the fires are suspected of being human caused, the National Park Service is asking the public for information that could help determine who may have started these fires. If you have information to share with law enforcement rangers, contact 252-473-2111.

Additional details:

  • At 9:02 a.m. this morning, the Dare County Sheriff’s Office notified the National Park Service that two separate wildfires were occurring at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site.
  • National Park Service law enforcement rangers, the Roanoke Island Volunteer Fire Department, Dare County Sheriff’s Office, Fish and Wildlife Service and the North Carolina Forest Service, responded to the incidents.
  • The fires occurred in the woods adjacent to Fort Raleigh National Historic Site’s Freedom Trail.
  •  0.07 and 0.06 acres were damaged before the two fires were extinguished by the Roanoke Island Volunteer Fire Department, North Carolina Forest Service and Fish and Wildlife Service. The National Park Service appreciates the quick responses to the fires.

If you have information to share with law enforcement rangers, contact 252-473-2111.



Barnhill Building Group has been selected as the Construction Manager @ Risk by the College of the Albemarle and is seeking to pre-qualify construction trade contractors to submit bids for the furnishing labor, materials, equipment, and tools for the new College of The Albemarle – Allied Health Sciences Simulation Lab (COA Health Sciences) located in Elizabeth City, NC. Please note: Only subcontractors who have been prequalified by Barnhill will be able to submit a Bid.

The project consists of the new construction of a 38,000-sf, 2-story expansion to the existing Owens Health Sciences Center and will house classrooms, labs, and a simulation lab. The site is just over just over 4.5 acres and is located on an active campus. This new construction will be a steel structure with a brick and metal panel veneer, curtainwall, and storefront glazing with a PVC roof membrane.

Principal trade and specialty contractors are solicited for the following Bid Packages:

BP0100: General Trades

BP0105: Final Cleaning

BP0390: Turnkey Concrete

BP0400: Turnkey Masonry

BP0500: Structural Steel & Misc. Steel

BP0740: Roofing

BP0750: Metal Panels

BP0790: Caulking / Caulking

BP0800: Turnkey Doors/Frames/Hardware

BP0840: Glass & Glazing

BP0925: Drywall

BP0960: Resilient Flooring

BP0980: Acoustical Ceilings

BP0990: Painting & Wallcovering

BP1005: Toilet Specialties / Accessories / Division 10

BP1010: Signage

BP1098: Demountable Partitions

BP1230: Finish Carpentry and Casework

BP1250: Window Treatment

BP1400: Elevators

BP2100: Fire Protection

BP2200: Plumbing

BP2300: HVAC

BP2600: Turnkey Electrical

BP3100: Turnkey Sitework

BP3290: Landscaping

Packages may be added and/or deleted at the discretion of the Construction Manager. Historically underutilized business firms are encouraged to complete participation submittals.

HUB/MWBE OUTREACH MEETING: Barnhill Building Group will be conducting a HUB/MWBE Informational Session. You are encouraged to attend the following session to learn more about project participation opportunities available to you. These seminars will help to: Learn about project and scope; Inform and train Minority/HUB contractors in preparation for bidding this project; Assist in registration on the State of North Carolina Vendor link; Stimulate opportunities for Networking with other firms. Location and time TBD. Please visit our planroom at for more information.

Interested contractors should submit their completed prequalification submittals, by July 22, 2024, to Meredith Terrell at or hardcopies can be mailed to Barnhill Contracting Company PO Box 31765 Raleigh, NC 27622 (4325 Pleasant Valley Road, NC 27612).


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  • Notanisland

    One small reprieve on the north end of the island and they try to burn that down. The trees and land are already being destroyed by greed. Now we have clowns that want to start burning for kicks!!! Can’t have nothing

    Tuesday, Apr 16 @ 7:51 am