Cause of Nags Head church fire under investigation

Posted at 9:15 AM, Oct 04, 2012
and last updated 2012-10-04 09:15:00-04

by Holly Henry

NAGS HEAD, N.C. (WTKR) - Crews battled a church fire in Nags Head overnight, fire officials told WTKR NewsChannel 3 in Norfolk.

The fire broke out around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday evening. According to reports from local newspaper, “Outer Banks Voice”, the flames were still burning at midnight.

The portion of the church that caught fire was the family life center.

The still photos, sent to NewsChannel 3 by Alfred Jackson, show smoke pouring from the metal building. Flames melted the metal building at Ark Church. Crews attempted to use a backhoe to poke holes to get water inside.

By midnight, the decision was made to wait until the fire created the openings, 
and the process continued through the overnight hours, to put the fire out.

Departments from Nags Head, Kitty Hawk, and Southern Shores were called to help fight the fire. There are no injuries reported and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.