Illegal fireworks sparked a large brush fire along the oceanfront in Kill Devil Hills on Tuesday night.
Fireworks could be seen shooting into the sky in the area of Landing Drive around 9:15 p.m., followed by flames and smoke.
A burn ban is in effect for Dare County due to extremely dry conditions, something forecasters are calling a “flash drought.” All county burning permits are also cancelled.
Though fireworks are a popular pastime with visitors, Kill Devil Hills mirrors state law that prohibits any fireworks that propel an object or that explode, but they do allow the “safe and sane” novelties.
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