Nags Head Wildfire

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Date: January 12, 2016
Contact: Boone Vandzura, 252-475-8307
Contact: Public Affairs, 252–473–2111

On Tuesday evening, a small acreage wildland fire was found burning south of Whalebone Junction on Cape Hatteras National Seashore between Highway 12 and the power transmission corridor in south Nags Head.  Firefighters from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Nags Head Fire Department, and North Carolina Forest Service have been working to manage the fire.

No people were injured or are at risk at this time and no structures were damaged.  The cause of the fire is unknown and under investigation.  A fire line is under construction around the perimeter of the fire.

Traffic has been temporarily halted along Highway 12 and vehicles are being diverted along the South Old Oregon Inlet Road.

The National Park Service wishes to express appreciation for the quick response from the Nags Head Fire Department, State of North Carolina, and US Fish & Wildlife Service.

Last updated: January 22, 2016

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