Island Free Press: Large fire involving multiple houses in north Buxton

[photo courtesy Edwin S. Grosvenor/Island Free Press]

A large fire was reported in Buxton at approximately 5:00 a.m. on Friday morning, affecting multiple homes on Diamond Shoals Drive, per multiple reports.

Per a witness in the area, three or four houses around 46134 Diamond Shoals Drive were burning fiercely as of 6:00 a.m. Residents in the area state that they were awakened by an explosion at around 5:00 a.m., followed by some pops, before the fire progressed quickly.

Volunteer firefighter crews from across Hatteras Island were working to put out the fire as of 7:00 a.m. It is not yet confirmed if anyone was in the homes, or if there have been any injuries.

This is a developing story, more details will be posted as they become available.

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