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Contact: Boone Vandzura, 252-475-8307
Contact: Public Affairs, 252-473-2111
On Tuesday evening, a small wildland fire burned approximately 3/4 of one acre 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 worked to manage the fire and it is now controlled and the area is being monitored. There is no longer any active fire visible and little, if any, smoke present.
The fire is suspected to be human-caused; however, the incident is still under investigation. No people were injured or are at risk at this time and no structures were damaged.
The National Park Service wishes to express appreciation for the quick response from the Nags Head Fire Department, the Roanoke Island Fire Department, the State of North Carolina, and US Fish & Wildlife Service.