Fire destroys home in Kitty Hawk Landing

By on February 23, 2013

(Courtesy of Josh Ball)

(Courtesy of Josh Ball)

The fire was on Ivy Lane. (Courtesy of  Bill Stoltz)

The fire was on Ivy Lane. (Courtesy of Bill Stoltz)

One firefighter was injured during a blaze Saturday afternoon that destroyed a home in the Kitty Hawk Landing neighborhood.

Two people escaped from the blaze that was reported around 12:30 p.m. in the 3900 block of Ivy Lane.

Kitty Hawk Fire Chief Lowell Spivey said the cause is believed to have been an accidental electrical problem on the front porch.

The injured firefighter suffered a shoulder injury while lifting a hose and was transported to The Outer Banks Hospital, according to Spivey.

Crews from Colington, Duck, Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head and Southern Shores also responded to the two-alarm fire that was brought under control in about one hour.

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ekim

February 28, 2013 7:45 am

That house didnt look old to me. Both my kids are trained with fire extinguishers 1 upstairs 1 down stairs in the luandry room, I guess thats all we can do?

taxpayer

February 26, 2013 8:40 am

A long long time ago the people asked for maintenance “free” siding. The industry answered the people’s request by attaching plastic that is highly combustible to the outside of our houses. This siding leads to the VENTED ROOF which essentially is built with very dry wood “attic”. These fires burn so fast on the outside of these structures it is scary. If you are considering replacing your siding please consider cement board Hardie Plank style siding. Or at least wrap the soffit with NON COMBUSTIBLE material so the fire can’t get into the attic so fast. I know this means painting your house every 3 to 15 years sorry about that.

Jsncrso

February 25, 2013 8:21 pm

Stuff is starting to get old around here. The elements take their toll and things deteriorate and fires happen. And ekim, fires grow fast. The call to 911 that was dispatched on the fire department radios stated there was “fire on the deck that was spreading to the inside”. The first fire unit was on scene only a couple of minutes later and stated that the house “was nearly fully involved”, and requested a second alarm.

Be fire safe!

ekim

February 24, 2013 12:12 pm

My question is the house was occupied, & the fire got that out of hand, How did this happen?

mannsharborgirl

February 23, 2013 9:39 pm

This is starting to get really really rediculous. Seven C’s catches on fire in December then a house in south Nags Head then a house in Kill Devil Hills in January. Then this house. What the hell is going on here?

Tim

February 23, 2013 5:18 pm

A fellow firefighter told me the fireman had a minor shoulder injury and is ok.

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