Nags Head Town Offices Caught on Fire; Minor Damages Reported

An official in Nags Head says they're lucky that a fire that damaged the front porch of the town offices wasn't worse. The early morning fire on Wednesday caused between a thousand and two-thousand dollars in damages. Nags Head spokeswoman Roberta Thuman says a woman delivering newspapers discovered the fire about 4:30 a-m. Thuman says the fire apparently started in mulch next to the front porch of the town hall building at the Municipal Complex, perhaps by a discarded cigarette. Thuman says there are police officers and firefighters on duty at that time of morning, and that there's also a cleaning person that comes in early, but still she says the town was lucky.