• 73°

Fire destroys home in Sunnyside area of Roanoke Island

Firefighters battled a structure fire in the Sunnyside area of Roanoke Island for several hours Tuesday night before bringing it under control.

On arrival, shortly after 7:30 p.m., law enforcement and fire officials reported fire and smoke coming out of several windows and the roof of the one story home on Sunnyside Lane. Smoke from the fire created a blanket of haze along Airport Road and surrounding areas and could be seen from Pirate’s Cove.

Firefighters made multiple interior searches before it could be confirmed that the residence was empty. The Roanoke Island Volunteer Fire Department made the initial attack to bring the fire under control and a second alarm for mutual aid assistance brought fire crews from Manns Harbor, Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills, Colington and Chicamacomico. Dare County Sheriff’s deputies and Dare County EMS also responded.

Although unable to save the residence and most of its contents, firefighters were able to protect a nearby automobile and prevent the fire from spreading to several nearby trees and considerable underbrush near the home.

After firefighters cleared the scene around 11 p.m., Dare County Fire Marshal Steve Kovacs remained at the scene. The cause of the fire is still under investigation with information to be released when available.

sunnyside

Theresa Schneider photo

READ ABOUT MORE NEWS AND EVENTS HERE.

RECENT HEADLINES:

New bridge over Oregon Inlet celebrated

State Highway Patrol announces 2019 Operation Drive To Live

News

Feds want to relax protections for woodpecker endangered since 1970

News

Three North Carolina death row inmates to serve life in prison

News

GOP elections board members in NC resign over absentee deal

News

Capital projects for Dare County water system approved

News

Dare occupancy collections set a record for July

News

Manteo annexes vacant lot

News

Belted kingfishers prefer to be near water

Lifestyles

Jennette’s Pier staff members pick peers for excellence awards

News

North Carolina Coastal Federation receives marine debris removal grant from NOAA

Lifestyles

First responders traverse ocean overwash on NC 12 to get child to hospital

News

Sections of NC 12 on Hatteras and Ocracoke islands to reopen Thursday at noon

Lifestyles

Trash collection rescheduled for Buxton, Frisco and Hatteras

News

Kitty Hawk amends building measurement guideline

News

North Carolina’s Allison Jones Rushing in high court mix

News

Conditions on NC 12 in Pea Island continue to prohibit travel; NCDOT aims for Thursday opening

News

Pasquotank County man ‘nearly fell out’ of his truck after $100,000 scratch-off win

Currituck

UPDATED: Man dies at hospital after being pulled from dangerous surf conditions in Corolla

Lifestyles

Our Coastland Then and Now; 2020 Outlook edition from The Coastland Times

Business

Large outdoor venues will be allowed to open at 7% in North Carolina

News

NC 12 reopening pushed back to Wednesday afternoon

News

Sections of NC 12 remains closed, Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry service suspended

News

Sen. Tillis: Trump to extend offshore drilling moratorium to North Carolina

News

Manteo hires deputy town clerk

News

Kill Devil Hills commissioners approve new land use plan