Structure Fire, Eagle Drive.
This was facing Colington firefighters upon arrival less than 5 minutes from the first 911 call. The fire originated in an open garage, but quickly engulfed the vinyl siding and soffits. A Second Alarm was called, bringing units from Kill Devil Hills, Kitty Hawk, Nags Head and Roanoke Island. One nearby home received minor damage from the intense heat. The home belonged to a local contractor who said he was shocked at the speed of the fire spread, and would never use or recommend vinyl siding again. After several similar type fires with vinyl siding, we agree.
CVFD Lends A Hand At The Pains Bay Fire In Stumpy Point. May 2011.
Colington VFD, along with many other Dare County fire departments, responded multiple times to assist state and federal fire crews at a 45,000 acre wildland fire in Stumpy Point. The top photo shows the smoke from over a mile away. The second is of highway 264, which fire jumped multiple times.
Swan View Drive.
The first arriving engine crew form CVFD. From left, Cameron Murphy, Mike Allison, Luis Rodriguez and Brian Kerlin. These guys made a great attack on a well involved fire in an attached garage, keeping the fire out of the house and saving a room above the fire as well. Rehab 15 kept an eye on firefighters throughout the incident.
Colington Trailer Fire, Awesome Work!
A fast knockdown made a difference in the outcome of this trailer fire. Most often, trailers are destroyed by fire despite the best efforts of fire departments. The occupants were able to salvage many personal items. Also on hand were two of Dare County's finest.
A suspicious early morning fire was quickly handled by Colington and Kill Devil Hills firefighters. The abandoned trailer was known to be frequented by a local vagrant and an effort was made to search the unburned portion of the trailer. Despite the damage to one end, this was a good fire stop, considering the structural composition of a trailer.
Kill Devil Hills Structure Fire.
Colington Engine 15 and Rehab 15 responded to a multi-alarm fire at the Kill Devil Hills ocean front in March. The 6,600 sq. ft. house was about 70 percent involved upon dispatch. Quick action by crews saved a large condominium just 20 feet North from the fire building, and a large home 20 feet South sustained only minor damage. The original structure was declared a total loss. No injuries were reported. The photo shows side "C" or the rear of the house. The second picture shows the narrow distance between the structures. Photo: Jody Long, KDHFD
Structure Fire Training
Burning Down The House, Feb. 2005
Colington firefighters practiced their skills during a live fire drill on Colington Rd. Instructors from Nags Head, Manns Harbor, Colington, Duck and Buxton trained students on attack and ventalation techniques. The training ended with a total burn down of the structure, to make way for a new market in Colington. Photo: CVFD
Baum Bay Harbor, structure fire
Firefighter Joshua Liverman helps an interior crew pull a line into the house. Firefighters arrived to find heavy fire in the attic. In just minutes of the call, fire spread from a trashcan under the deck up the siding and into the attic. There was no one home at the time of the fire, but firefighters saved the family's cat. Photo: Josh Corsa
Firefighters place an exposure line during the Baum Bay Harbor fire. Photo: Josh Corsa
Joe and Kay's Campground, Camper Fires
The scene as firefighters quickly responded to find 4 camper trailers fully involved in fire. Crews were able to contain the fire and, despite the close proximity of other campers, no others were destroyed. Moments after the first attack line was pulled, a "100 pound" LPG cylinder exploded. Photo: Outer Banks Sentinel
Wing War I at Hooters, December 04
Colington Fire Rescue earned 3rd place in Wing War I, a fundraiser at Hooters in Kitty Hawk. Money raised benefited a local cancer patient. The Colington Team also beat Kill Devil Hills FD. Pictured left to right are Chief Piddington (team coach) and "wingers" Roger Cramer, Glenn Rainey, David Bein and (kneeling) Chris Day. (You can almost see the steam coming from their ears probably due to the wings, or is it the world famous Hooters girls?)
CVFD Assists Neighbors With 4 Alarm Blaze!
Colington Fire Department career and volunteer staff helped out neighboring Kitty Hawk Fire Department in September 03, during a major fire in a custom cabinet manufacturing facility. Despite exhaustive efforts, the building and it's contents were destroyed. Several firefighters were transported to the local hospital during the fire fight. Colington firefighters and Rehab were on the scene for almost 12 hours. Photo- Kitty Hawk FD.
A Rare Sight on the Outer Banks
A snow man, er, we mean Snow Chief on the Outer Banks? Colington, along with the rest of the Outer Banks got a snowy surprise in January 2003. About a foot of snow fell in about 12 hours. If you have ever been here, even in the winter months, you know this only happens about every 7 years or so!