As of 2:45 p.m., traffic on N.C. Highway 12 had resumed as volunteer firefighters extinguished a fire that occurred at the Kitty Hawk Kites store in Avon on Saturday afternoon.
Volunteer Fire Department crews from Avon, Buxton, Frisco and Hatteras reported to the scene, as well as personnel from the Dare County Sheriff’s Office and Dare County EMS.
Per a police officer at the scene, though there were people in the store when the fire occurred, they had smelled the smoke and had safely exited the building. There were no injuries reported as of 1:30 p.m. and no one remaining in the building.
The cause of the fire is not known at this time. The Island Free Press will post updates as soon as they are available.