UPDATED: Two-alarm fire destroys huge vacation home in Kill Devil Hills

Fire destroyed a vacation home in Kill Devil Hills early Sunday. [Photo courtesy Sheila Foster Davies]

Fire destroyed a large vacation home in Kill Devil Hills overnight, spreading to other buildings and cars and forcing the evacuation of some nearby condos and houses.

Kill Devil Hills fire crews were called to the home at 2031 S. Virginia Dare Trail for a report of flames showing at the front entrance. By the time firefighters arrived, the call was upgraded to a second alarm “due to the amount of fire showing,” the town said in a news release.

No one was hurt in the blaze, which engulfed the 18-bedroom oceanfront home and spread to homes on both sides, the pool house at the TownePlace Suites pool and destroyed several cars. The American Red Cross is assisting the occupants.

Sheila Davies, Dare County’s Director of Health and Human Services, said in a public Facebook post that her family received a knock on their condo door about 4 a.m. telling them to evacuate.

Fire crews from Colington, Nags Head, Kitty Hawk, Roanoke Island, Southern Shores along with the Kill Devil Hills Police Department and Dare County EMS were also on scene and assisted in the operation.

The Kill Devil Hills Fire Marshal and Dare County Fire Marshal are conducting an investigation to determine the fire origin and cause. The Beach Road was closed until late this morning as crews doused hotspots. Those evacuated from nearby homes and condos were allowed back in their homes around 8 a.m.

The vacation home, valued at $4.9 million, was completely destroyed.

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