Nags Head wildfire contained at 232 acres

Posted at 3:50 PM, Mar 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-25 11:57:57-04

Nags Head, N.C. - Firefighters are currently working to put out a wildfire in the Nags Head Woods Preserve.

The fire was reported at 9:20 p.m. Tuesday.

backfire nhwThe fire started in the preserve and was contained to 232 acres by Friday morning.

As of Friday, crews were extinguishing smoldering stumps and putting out pockets of fire.

The North Carolina Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Town of Nags Head worked together to contain the fire. The Nature Conservancy also sent staff and equipment from Wilmington and Southern Pines.

nags head wildfireThe cause of the fire has not been determined, but there were no storms, house fires or controlled burns in the area at the time of the fire.

Public safety and prevention of damage to structures remain top priorities for fire crews. There are some houses that are close to the fire, but most of them are unoccupied second homes.