June 24, 2015
UPDATE: Fire destroys part of Avon Motel
.....WITH VIDEO AND SLIDE SHOW
A late morning fire
has just about destroyed the north side of Avon Motel and several
outbuildings and may have damaged a residence on Highway 12 in Avon.
The fire was reported about 11:40 this morning. The Avon
Volunteer Fire Department responded, along with engines from Buxton,
Salvo, and Frisco and firefighters from Chicamacomico Banks and
Richard Marlin, Frisco fire chief, reported this morning that about 100
firefighters were probably on the scene.
"Pretty much the whole island is there," Marlin said this morning when
he was on the way in an engine from Frisco.
The fire was under control by about 2 p.m., but still burning about
3:15. Marlin said that getting enough water to the blaze had been a
problem for the firefighters.
Also on the scene were the Hatteras Island Rescue Squad, Dare County
Emergency Services, and the Dare County Sheriff's Office.
Two firefighters were treated by EMS medics on the scene for smoke
inhalation, Marlin said, but there had been no other injuries. The
Rescue Squad was providing "R and R" for firefighters who were also
fighting the day's unseasonably high temperatures and humidity.
Highway 12 was closed for a time after the fire was reported, but was
open for one lane of traffic later in the day.
By about 3:30, some of the engines from other villages were being sent
back to their stations, while Avon VFD remained in control.
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