Fire destroys Carova home

Published 9:10 am Thursday, May 7, 2020

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Currituck Fire and EMS Deputy Chief Tim Riley reported that fire crews received a call around 7:20 a.m. Sunday about a house fire in the remote four-wheel drive area of Carova Beach.

There are no fire hydrants in this area. All fire apparatus used was specialized.

The three-story house is still under investigation for the cause of the fire due to extensive damage. There were three occupants and two dogs in the home at the time of the fire. All occupants made it out safe. One dog is still missing; Riley believes he is a boxer.

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One firefighter was treated for heat exhaustion and one occupant was treated for some scrapes on scene, according to Riley.

Crews from Carova Beach Volunteer Fire and Rescue, Corolla Fire and Rescue, and members of the Currituck County Fire Department, Corolla division assisted with the fire.

Riley said that a neighbor reported seeing “lights flickering on and off.” He added that if people see something, he encourages them to say something.



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