UPDATE: Fourth suspicious fire reported in Waves
The Dare County
Sheriff’s Office says another suspicious fire was reported in the Waves
community on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 10 p.m. This fire involved a
storage shed at 25215 E. Midgett Way. This is the same
neighborhood as the three previous suspicious fires. The fire
severely damaged a shed.
A Dare County
Sheriff’s Office deputy was in the neighborhood when the fire was
reported and responded. Fire investigation specialists from the
State Bureau of Investigation were also consulted on this fire as they
have been on the others. Numerous interviews have been conducted
with residents and witnesses. So far, there have been no
suspicious fire damages house in Waves
third fire has damaged a house in Waves – on the same street
a fire badly damaged a house on Feb. 5 and in the same neighborhood
that a fire destroyed a house on Feb. 9.
The fire at 25223 Sea Vista Drive involved a hot tub and fence and was
called into the Sheriff’s Office at about 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb.
19. There was also minor damage to the house.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, law enforcement and fire
investigators were able to determine from evidence at the scene that
the Feb. 19 fire was set.
The previous two fires are also under investigation. Officials are
conducting community canvasses and interviews in order to gain more
information on this latest incident, as well as the others.
Items of evidence from the first two fires have been collected and
submitted for analysis. Experts from the State Bureau of
Investigation have also been contacted.
Any with information should contact the Dare County Sheriff’s Office at
252-475-5980, Dare County Investigator Phil Tokazowski at 252-475-9353,
or the Dare Community Crime Line at 800-745-2746. A reward
be offered for information that leads to an arrest.