May 21, 2014
Fire Destroys Building in
Hatteras Village on Wednesday
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By Anne C. Burroughs
Early morning winds fanned the flames which destroyed Building E at the Slash Creek Condominiums located in Hatteras Village.
alarms and sirens filled the darkness at around 3:00 a.m. this morning
as local volunteer fire fighters from four villages raced to extinguish
the huge blaze that filled the night sky.
“It spread enormously fast,” says eye witness Alan Yeingst who lives in the neighboring building.
of the nine condos in Building E were occupied at the time of the
blaze. According to neighbors, two people from Unit 5 jumped to
safety from the second floor and were taken for medical attention for
leg and ankle injuries but released later that same morning.
Alan Yeingst and
his wife were first alerted to the potential problem when they heard
the siren from the Hatteras Fire House through an open window.
didn’t think much of it at first because false alarms were common in
the past because of the elevator room which had been fixed,” remembers
Yeingst. “Then my wife said she saw embers from building E and I
called the manager.”
Dare County Sheriff’s Department state that
they are waiting for the State Bureau of Investigations to inspect the
charred remains to determine the cause of the blaze.
was evacuated during the fire fight because of its proximity to
building E. According to several residents, it was a chaotic
At noon today, the Hatteras Fire Department was called
back to the scene to spray foam on a hot spot located on the fascia on
the back side of the building.
It is expected that the building will be a total loss.
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