Avon realty office severely damaged in fire

Posted at 3:45 PM, Nov 19, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-19 15:52:59-05

Dare County, N.C. – An Avon real estate office was severely damaged by an overnight fire, Dare County Fire Marshal Steven R. Kovacs tells NewsChannel 3.

Two apartments and two other small businesses also suffered minor smoke damage during the fire.

At approximately 12:15 a.m. on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, Dare County 911 received a call regarding a structure fire at Outer Beaches Realty, located at 40227 Tigrone Blvd. in Avon.

The first arriving units from Avon Fire Department found fire showing on the north side of the building and began to attack the fire from the exterior, officials say.

Buxton Volunteer Fire Department personnel entered the building through the main office, attacking the fire, but the fire spread rapidly through the second floor
and crews were pulled out, according to Fire Marshal Kovacs.

Approximately 40 personnel from Avon, Buxton, Frisco, and Hatteras Fire Departments battled the blaze and were able to have it controlled by about 3 a.m.

Fire personnel were assisted by Hatteras Island Rescue, the Dare County Sheriff’s Office, and Dare County EMS.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation by the Dare County Sheriff’s Office and the Dare County Fire Marshal’s Office.

No one was injured during the incident.

Two other businesses located within the same building were affected by the fire.

Outer Beaches realty suffered the most extensive damage, Fire Marshal Kovacs says.

Stay with NewsChannel 3 for updates as they become available.