Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitor Center Closed Due to Fire Damage

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Date: July 20, 2011
Contact: Outer Banks Group, 252-473-2111

Superintendent Mike Murray announced today the Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitor Center will be closed until further notice.A mid-morning fire in an air handling unit motor at the facility was extinguished and there were no injuries reported.All staff and park visitors were evacuated from the building.The Kill Devil Hills and Colington Fire Departments responded.

The park, including the Wright Brothers Pavilion with interpretive exhibits, remains open to visitors.The building where the fire occurred will require clean up and repair of damage and debris and a thorough assessment of the condition of cultural artifacts.The building is expected to be reopened in several days.

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Wright Brothers National Memorial
1401 National Park Drive

Manteo, NC 27954


(252) 473-2111
The phone number for general information and inquiries about the park.

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