Several people were injured, including three who were transported to the Outer Banks Hospital, on Thursday night when an outside stairway stairway collapsed at a house in Salvo.
According to Dare County officials, the incident happened around 8 p.m. in the 2600 block of Otter Way in Salvo.
Dare County manager Bobby Outten said up to eight or nine people were standing on a stairway leading from a lower-level deck to an upper deck at the house when the stairs collapsed.
Outten said three people were taken to the hospital with injuries that were reported to be non-threatening and several others refused treatment at the scene.
The Dare County building inspector was at the house, which is a rental, this morning to be sure to investigate the incident and to be sure the rest of the structure is safe for the people who are staying there.