Coast Guard personnel and their families were impacted by a residential fire in Buxton Friday.
The cause of the fire is under investigation by North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, Dare County Sheriff’s Department, and Coast Guard Investigative Service. Three members of a Coast Guard family remain unaccounted for.
Local Coast Guardsmen have received an outpouring of volunteerism and offers of assistance from both the local community and from around the country. They would like to thank the public, especially the Outer Banks community, for their goodwill.
“This is an exceptionally hard time for our members and their families,” said Capt. Matt Baer, Commander, Sector North Carolina. “It is heartening to see the outpouring of support from the Outer Banks and around the country.”
Media are requested to not contact the unit or personnel directly. Requests for interviews by Coast Guard can be made by contacting the Public Affairs Officer at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina at 910-772-2209 to coordinate a virtual interview.
For information regarding the investigation, media should contact the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation.