Investigation Continues After Fire Destroys Hatteras Condominium Complex

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The Dare County Sheriff's Office is asking for people to come forward if they may have noticed anything suspicious before, during or after a fire that destroyed a waterfront condominium complex at Hatteras Village.

Two people were hurt jumping from a second-story deck to escape the flames.

The flames were reported at Slash Creek Condos in Hatteras Village around 3 a.m. Wednesday. The complex has 12 units.

As the investigation continues, the Dare County Sheriff's Office is asking for people that took pictures, videos or noticed something that might help in the investigation, to contact them.

They're also asking people stay away from the condos until the area is deemed safe.

The ATF & SBI are involved in the investigation.

Dare County Emergency Management Coordinator Sandy Sanderson said the two people who jumped suffered leg injuries. He said only three units in the complex were occupied.

Sanderson said a wind from the southwest blew flames toward the Pamlico Sound, setting a small fire in the marsh that was quickly extinguished. He said the cause has not been determined, but authorities do not suspect fireworks or arson.


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