At 4:26 on Friday afternoon, a wildfire was reported at Cape Hatteras National Seashore in Frisco, N.C. The fire was estimated to be more than one acre in size and burning in the back-dune vegetation approximately 1/8 mile north of Ramp 48 between the Inside Road and beachfront.
Seashore Rangers responded with support from the Buxton and Frisco Volunteer Fire Departments to extinguish the fire. Seashore Superintendent David Hallac stated: “We appreciate the professional support from our local volunteer fire departments in extinguishing the fire to reduce the risk to other areas of the Seashore and the surrounding community.”
The cause of the fire is unknown and an investigation is underway. No additional details are available at this time. Please contact the National Park Service’s Investigative Services Branch (ISB) or the Dare County Community Crime Line if you have information that could help investigators, or if you may have observed unusual activity in this area.
National Park Service ISB Tip Line
- CALL or TEXT the ISB Tip Line at 888-653-0009
- ONLINE at www.nps.gov/isb and click “Submit a Tip”
- EMAIL [email protected]
Dare County Community Crime Line
- Visit the Crime Line website at darecommunitycrimeline.org
- Call 252-473-3111 or 800-745-2746