Sheriff’s office investigating Hatteras condo fire

Photo courtesy Dare County Emergency Management
Photo courtesy Dare County Emergency Management

HATTERAS, N.C. (WAVY) – It took firefighters more than three hours to get a fire under control in Hatteras Village Wednesday.

The fire sparked around 3 a.m. at the Slash Creek Condos. Sandy Sanderson with Dare County Emergency Management told WAVY.com fire crews from Avon, Frisco, Buxton and Hatteras all responded, as well at the Dare County EMS and NC Forestry Service.

Photo courtesy Dare County Emergency Management
Photo courtesy Dare County Emergency Management

Sanderson said forestry responded because the fire extended into the marsh.

The fire was declared under control around 6:30 a.m. Minor injuries were reported to three people.

The Dare County Sheriff’s Office announced Friday it was searching for information on the fire. Officials say they want anyone with pictures, videos or noticed anything that could help the investigation to come forward.

“The information doesn’t have to be from that morning,” the sheriff’s office said on Facebook. “If anyone noticed something suspicious from the days prior, we would like that information also.”

“We are very fortunate that no one was seriously hurt in this incident,” Sheriff J.D. “Doug” Doughtie said. “Several brave people that were staying at the condos saved numerous tenants by banging on doors, letting them know there was a fire. My heart goes out to those who own and those who were vacationing at the condos who have lost everything. This is indeed a stressful time. I would like to thank all the Fire Departments for their quick response, limiting the fire to Condo E, and the Hatteras Island Rescue and Dare EMS for their efforts in keeping injuries to a minimum. I would also like to thank the ATF and the NC State Bureau of Investigations for their assistance in this case.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 252-475-5980 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. After hours, please call 252-473-3444.

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