An early morning fire in Colington Harbour has displaced two residents. Shortly after 4:30 A.M. Sunday, October 1st, Colington firefighters were alerted to a house fire in the 100 block of Sir Chandler Drive. When firefighters arrived, the rear of the 2-story home was engulfed in fire. According to Colington Fire Chief Glenn Rainey, there were no working smoke alarms in the house. “Fortunately, one of the residents woke up and happened to see the fire through the window. At such an early hour, this fire could have turned deadly because there weren’t working smoke alarms.” said Chief Rainey. Both occupants safely escaped, along with several pets.
Fire crews from Colington, Nags Head and Kill Devil Hills worked to quickly contain the blaze, which had partially extended into the attic. Dare County EMS and Sheriff’s deputies also helped firefighters. No injuries were reported and the Red Cross is assisting the residents. Initial damage estimates were approximately $50,000 according to Rainey. Fire investigators from Dare County and Nags Head were working to determine the cause.